Things I want to see go FOSS in 2020:

* Dropbox
* Automate Android App
* GitKraken
* Nvidia drivers
* Zoom
* Discord
* Telegram (back end. Front end is already FOSS on some platforms)

@Batcastle I really hope that Nvidia at least *improves* their FLOSS driver :D

@Batcastle opening discord wont help, as 90% of the users will still download the binary from the origin and get tracked - never-mind its bad technical design(webapp, JS, etc)

@nifker While it may be true, it should get some better performance and become more secure over time. And who knows? Someone may even make a fork of Discord that doesn't have those issues.

@Batcastle you'd probably get better result moving to XMPP or Matrix.

Discord would probably still be centralised so once the investors pull the plug you'd be left with just a frontend and no one to talk to.

@Batcastle FOSS Zoom and Nvidia would be amazing. While I can see how some would benefit for FOSS Dropbox, there's already great alternatives like Syncthing or Nextcloud that make it redundant

@viduno Yeah this is true (I have a Nextcloud server myself so I know all too well) but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Competition is good, if you have the resources to handle it.

@Batcastle I'm very skeptical of Discord ever going FOSS. Way back before they blew up I tried asking them on Twitter if they had any intentions to open source and they seemed strictly opposed to it. I would guess they're hoping for another Skype situation (bought out at its most valuable and then pillaged with ads).

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..