#SoftwareFreedom is important, but just as we can't expect everyone to code their own software from scratch, we can't expect them to transition to freedom-respecting software that they find impossibly confusing to use. #UX matters, and we need to help #FreeCode developers learn to create better UX, and be welcoming when people with UX experience get involved in free code projects.
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@strypey
Well, that's assuming your goal is to get everyone to use free software.

But software freedom is only part of the picture.

IMO "protocol freedom" (is this a thing already?) is a more important problem lately.

Problems like
- gmail not wanting to accept email from you (and the fact that this is a problem for you, but not for google)
- being forced to use a WHATWG compliant browser, where WHATWG defines RCEs to be a feature
- middleboxes that block everything except HTTP and TLS<1.3

@Wolf480pl
> that's assuming your goal is to get everyone to use free software.

That's a stated goal of the software freedom movement. It's a subset of the more ambitious goal to create a world free of proprietary software.

> IMO "protocol freedom" (is this a thing already?) is a more important problem lately.

I agree it's an issue, and thanks for the examples. I disagree that it's more important than software freedom. I'm not sure it's even as important.

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@strypey
I'm not saying it's a more important issue in general, it's just that we're doing relatively well on the software freedom front, but we're losing a lot on the "protocol freedom" front, so it needs more attention these days.

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