Open Source vs Elon

Mastodon is tricky to get started with because it’s decentralised. Twitter is easier, but it can come crashing down like it has this week.

Email has many options to choose from because it’s open. iMessage is easier, but it only works where you’re allowed to use it, and you get no say in that.

Lock-in is convenient for the one who holds the keys, but breeds nervous energy around those who may not wish to be locked in forever.

This is also true of your work.

If you provide software, can you access your data when you leave? If you provide a service, can you access your files and logins when the gig is over?

Better to make a better system easier to use, than a self-serving system’s flaws more ambiguous.