I just published my first article to the Fosstodon Hub community blog - Do you have to use an Open Source OS to be a FOSS contributor?
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@kev Do you *have* to? No. But you should. Because FLOSS is about freedom, and choosing an anti-freedom OS illustrates values/priorities incongruent with the community.
It applies to all communities. It's like Tim Cook using Android, or Pepsi's CEO drinking Coke.
I also want to use a system that "just works" (that's why I switched from Gentoo to Ubuntu 😜), but I value my freedom more. You're free not to. And that is assuming that FOSS OS's don't "just work", which is a separate debate.
@kev You're correct about the subjectivity of "just works".
> is saying "you should do this" also imposing on that person's freedom?
I certainly hope not. It was intended as a motivated suggestion ("should") rather than an imposition ("must"). While I stand by my suggestion, the freedom to choose (even badly) is more important. #Freedom über alles! :D
Oh, and thanks for the thought provoking and well written post! 👍
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