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What a scathing indictment of the US/VC style model for building large-scale software, from a EU point of view:

“In many countries there is a deeply held belief that it will always be possible to eventually exploit users in order to make money, even if you currently aren’t yet sure how you’ll do that.”

berthub.eu/articles/posts/euro

“The world is dominated by “free” software and platforms, for which we pay by other means (like rent-seeking and surveillance). European software companies can’t (and won’t) fund themselves this way.”

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