Credit to this Reddit thread: https://old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/kcwpwz/commercial_software_acts_like_viruses/
I am using a Mac for my everyday tasks, and recently I wanted to un-install Adobe, Google’s Chrome, and Microsoft Office.
The number of processes, agents and libraries that are distributed throughout the operating system is outrageaous. In a way they remember the way a virus works, penetrating deep into your system, silently installing applications and running them without your consent.
This is unbearable. Constantly calling home, without any user need (“c’mon, excel? Really?”). I do not need such amount of bloatware to run Excel, Photoshop, or other perfectly offline stand alone apps. These apps need to ‘strip-down’ to the bare minimum to be appealing again.
Something is very, very twisted in today’s commercial software.
Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.
Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:
Check out this link for more.
I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.
Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.
Please keep posts generally on topic
No NSFW content
When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”
Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.
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