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free software didn't "break through" into mainstream

rather, tech companies realized it was a free resource to exploit

"open source" is free software but for capitalism

free software can NEVER be mainstream, because it subverts capital

free software, as an institution, isn't really any better

@tty the less fatalistic phrasing might be "free software will be mainstream when socialism becomes mainstream" ?

@tty well, as long as we have a capitalist society. Not sure that's a foregone conclusion any more.

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