While we are preparing new releases and are playing with some game-changing plans in the background, a recommendation of another good (i.e. anthropologically informed!) view on software scarcity, crypto markets, open source maintenance from @firstname.lastname@example.org https://subconscious.substack.com/p/software-scarcity
@delta I think the text stumbles to its conclusion. Blockchains are in no way a tool that handles the scarcities of software. It’s something that adds to it, and consumes insane amounts of very real scarce resources like hardware and energy. And because it does so at a large scale it’s extremely likely to tend towards oligopoly by players powerful enough to pay for those resources. I.e. the cost of these decentralised systems drive them towards centralisation eventually.
I am tempted to look in the changelog to see the upcoming features. But, sophisticated surprises are more fun.
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