I am hungry. shoot. snack break, then writing, then bed.
I have to go edit my post on Medium so it can officially be "published" on UX collective!? woah.
Back to the prompt...
What connects things? what makes everything connect?
F/LOS is more sustainable... why?
partially I think this is due to accessibility. If we are entering a time in human and planetary history where everything human constructed needs redesigning on a massive scale, well then we need more people in more places and with more backgrounds to have access to useful designing software, systems, ideas, etc. The F/LOS model allows for this; its baked in. Share and share alike. Better access to tools — at least theoretically.
The linux ecosystem unlocks computers that are otherwise "too old" or "too slow" or whatever else: Is it fair that because mac updated something, Adobe updated something, and now the old computer I still choose (or have to) use is "too old" and now no longer supported? If the computer works fine; then lets use it! Installing something from the linux world I have found can give real life back to an older machine allowing one to give their computer(s) longer lives; replacing them less often; and thus greatly reducing one’s footprint; and just allows people that maybe can't afford (or just don't want) to upgrade physical hardware the ability to just keep on trucking...