@Rumblestiltskin
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I would guess as a percentage of software used it is plummeting but there are way more applications of software now than ever before, so I doubt in general there is less proprietary software used. I am including online services like Google, AirBnB, things like that.

@AgreeableLandscape
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To be fair percentage/market share of software used is arguably the most important metric.

@Tommstein
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12Y

Is it though? Would you want to sell 100% of the software to an economy consisting of 5 computers, or 50% of the software to an economy consisting of a trillion computers? Pretty much the same argument some use against supporting Linux, “it’s only 2% of all desktops, not worth our time to support it.” Yeah, 2% of a billion desktops is still 20 million potential customers, aka a metric shitton, that you’re blowing off.

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