I’ve been poking around since I was a child. The lighters didn’t survive, a few toys, a few motorcycles, a lot of legos went into the plastic sky.
And then I liked economic stuff. So when my mom bought a washing machine with a lifetime warranty, it warmed my heart. To hell, it must be quality. So trust you. And that is respect.
Now that I’m cleaning my PS4 son, I’m very angry. As many non-standard screws and as many stickers as possible – the warranty will be violated if removed. Biennial. So it’s over for her anyway.
What does this have to do with ecology? Simply sustainability. This applies both to a lifetime washing machine and to boxes that, on the other hand, cannot be maintained and their service life is planned. For two years.
Have you ever been sold a car for which an experienced mechanic cannot repair the engine? Even in this field, I think it is closing, but we would not have thought that the car will have to go to an authorized service forever.
With regard to hardware, our perception has already shifted our perception a lot, led by Apple – only we can fix that. Even after the warranty, only us, because no one will get into it. And we’ll cook for you too.
Or drop it right away. And buy a beautiful new shiny, equally unrepairable device. And so on and on. And don’t let it occur to you that someone else would like to repair that device and don’t let Steve Jobs improve it.
And with software, it’s just the same. Pay, pay, pay us to infinity, and when we fail through the same omnivorousness and greed, just switch to another supplier and build everything on the green field again.
Those burned hours of programmers, eaten pizza, drunk coffee, wasted electricity, worn-out computers – count them all in losses, even losses for our planet. And everything again and better.
Open source software is sustainable. That means organic. Economic. This means safe from the point of view of the possibility of changing suppliers in case of necessity or need. And even positive needs.
Some small companies deploy open source software to other small companies, whether for web administration or corporate databases of anything. And if the customer company grows, it is possible to switch to a larger supplier, which does not need to change everything from the ground up.
Why do companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIN, Amazon, Yahoo and many others use open source software? It makes it available to communities, works on Android, pays developer money for something “free”.
Because open source software has a deeper logical meaning. Sustainability, clarity, transferability.