Slightly OT: if you are in it for the long run, why it makes sense for users to bet on open-source and open-standards:
Because in the long run, proprietary, closed-source solutions tend to become evolutionary dead-ends.
Which might also be one of the reasons for having a serious look at the open-source social-media platforms (e.g. https://fediverse.party/
). They may not look as hip and evolve as fast as their proprietary commercial competitors, but might still be around in a decade or so.
Originally posted on Google+ on Wed Jan 02, 2019 (Google+ Mass Migration)https://blog.kugelfish.com/2014/10/why-open-source-software-works.html