Proprietary software's primary purpose is to make those paying its developers lots of money. 1/2

If you use proprietary software at no cost, it's "freeness" is a mirage. You will pay later. By using it, you are handing its developers' funders the stick which will be used to extract payment later.

People who *pay* for proprietary software are paying their future oppressors to make them stronger & gain more and more power over them. It's the height of naïvete to do so. And yet, that's 90%+ of computer users. Which, of course is why I say we're in a digital Dark Age: davelane.nz/darkage And, although proprietary software isn't *inherently* unethical, it creates the power imbalance that almost always results unethical behaviour & exploitation of the lest powerful: davelane.nz/proprietary

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