The comments on this

"Why is this coming, I would never use it" type comments. Same bullshit I hear spouted when that Adobe petition started. Just becust you would never use OneDrive or Photoshop does not mean other people would or even should feel the same. FOSS elitism needs to stop

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@LibertyPaulM it seems absurd to me to describe a desire to keep a FOSS operating system FOSS as "elitism".

Also the idea that someone wanting to do/use something puts it beyond criticism is... interesting.

@uoou Keeping the FOSS OS FOSS is different to choosing to use non FOSS tools on top of it. I use Steam a lot and thats not FOSS but I still use it on a FOSS OS.

People should use what they want and stop being so judgemental of what other people choose to use

@LibertyPaulM In a world of absolute moral relativism then sure. But that's not our world.

People object to such things because they feel that they have real world political, social and moral ramifications. You may not agree with that - and are free to argue your case - but to wish that they not air perfectly rational concerns is questionable.

I mean *really* fucking questionable if you just extrapolate that thesis even just a little.

@uoou I just don't want to be made to feel shitty because I choose to use proprietary software that fits my needs better than any of the open source alternatives, that's all

@LibertyPaulM @uoou I’m probably going to be yelled at too, but imho so long as someone has been made aware of the alternatives their choices afterwards are down to them.

They spent money on their computer, and they’re the one that’s going to be using it everyday. So it’s their choice.

@bobstechsite @LibertyPaulM And how far does this "just let people do what they want" philosophy extend?

Hyperbollically, I fancy doing some murders. Looks like fun. That cool?

If someone believes something is harmful - and that belief rests on a coherent and rational philosophy - then why shouldn't they seek to criticise and deter it?

Should climate lobbyists just shut the fuck up too?

@uoou @LibertyPaulM that’s a fine collection of straw men you just argued with there!

@bobstechsite @LibertyPaulM I acknowledged the hyperbole but there's no straw man.

In all cases there's a group of people behaving a certain way and another group who believe - rationally - that the behaviour is harmful.

Please explain where the straw man is.

@uoou @LibertyPaulM I was very tempted to say “no. LOL”. But I’ll indulge you.

I said: if someone buys a computer then they’re grown ups that can weigh the pros and cons for themselves.

You said: BUT WHAT IF WE ALL THOUGHT LIKE THAT AND DIDN’T FIGHT INJUSTICE AND HAD NO LAWS AND JUST LET CLIMATE CHANGE HAPPEN. YOU ARE RIDICULOUS!

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@bobstechsite @LibertyPaulM You can argue that *you* don't believe that proprietary software is harmful and that'd be all well and good.

But to argue - as you seem to be - that the fact that someone made a choice puts them beyond criticism is utterly bizarre.

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