020211124005022 Ideas

 24th November 2021 at 12:59am
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How are The Libre Designer and The Sustainabilitist connected? What makes F/LOSD more of a sustainable approach to tools than proprietary models!?

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...

what else???


Sentences, Paragraphs and More on Sustainability, Open Source, Design, and how Everything is Connected in general.