Free and open source software is a social movement, not a technical one. The GNU Manifesto is a social document, not a technical document. We must choose our leaders for their social skills, not their technical skills.
@brion oof, a few times I've said tech people really need some skills from customer service because it's not just what you tell someone but HOW you tell them, and every time the response has been "so I should lie to people? People can't handle it if I'm honest??"
@brion I think there'smalso objective technical benefits to open source, but those are mainly connected to social aspects of development.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!