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Re: Interesting Article on Open Source Languages
On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:29:30PM -0400, Bahn, Nathan wrote:
All tech which can be classified as infrastructure, will tend to "free
libre and open source" over the medium term (unit of time defining
'medium' is shrinking over time, at least for most software).
Even niche tech which has at least one dedicated hacker hobbyist, will
dominate a corresponding proprietary offering over the medium term.
Employee programmers choosing (when they have the choice) proprietary
over libre software, are simply yet to discover their true self interest
maximization potential (over the long term).
Once any proprietary tech is effectively monetized by an individual or
company with libre tech, they will over the medium to long term
completely dominate the company doing the proprietary tech.
The more individuals and groups/companies with an economic vested
interested in a particular libre tech, the faster that group will
accelerate away from any and all proprietary alternatives, over the
medium to long term.
Proprietary tech is merely a temporary historical anomaly, existing
pursuant to the lack of awareness of the relevant actors as to their
maximal self interest in the medium to long term.