We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.
@conservancy @mako hell yes. Wrote about this, too: https://davelane.nz/arresting-slide-open-fauxpen and this, too: https://davelane.nz/why-slack-better-and-why-open-communities-shouldnt-use-it
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