If we could completely scrap and redesign our entire society from the ground up, rebuild all our institutions using the knowledge and technology we have today, we could build something so much better than what we have today.
But we can’t scrap and rebuild our whole society, because the current system has a lot of inertia. Somebody’s got to keep the lights on, and if you scrap everything, no one can.
The FOSS movement has made silent but important progress in the field of “small but useful tools and libraries.” The default thing to do with one is now apparently to release it under a permissive FOSS license. At one time it was to keep it for yourself, or maybe try to bundle it with a bunch of others for sale.
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