on what constitutes “good” or “bad” design:
... open source software might be the best designed software in
After all, FOSS software is everywhere. ... No one forced anyone to
use it for all those things. ... Open source was simply,
presumably, the best designed tool for the job. And today every
where you turn open source software is there, which is pretty
impressive for something that's supposedly very poorly designed.
On the other hand the world is increasingly awash in software that
looks very "modern" and "well designed" but is inevitably a
functional step backwards from the previous version.
I increasingly turn to FOSS software that helps me route around
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