Pretty weak arguments to #GiveUpGithub. Lots of reasons to stay: UI that works, low friction, accessibility, lots of value at zero cost (gratis).

@conservancy When are copyleft zealots going to value good UI design, accessibility, and products that work for once?

Follow

@astrojuanlu I agree that the UX of much free code software needs improving and lots of people are working on that. But keep in mind that one thing driving those improvements in the UX of proprietary software is the existential risk of users switching to the free code equivalent. If the vendors of proprietary software can scupper their free code competitors - eg by diluting copyleft protection - then there's a risk that those who sacrifice freedom for convenience will have neither.

@conservancy

@strypey @conservancy Copyleft protection has been with us 40 years and the UI/UX of most free-as-in-freedom user applications is still terrible, with no signs of improving. The Copilot thing hardly changes anything.

@astrojuanlu Two things. This ...

> the UI/UX of most free-as-in-freedom user applications is still terrible, with no signs of improving.

... is blatantly untrue. I can give multiple counter-examples. Your comment is based on what suits your argument, not actual observations over that time. Yet you call us zealots?

Secondly, you've ignored the actual point of my post, which is the role of free code competitors as a driver of UX improvements in proprietary products.

@conservancy

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon - NZOSS

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!