"I don’t like much what the underground programming world became in recent years"
What could he mean? What underground programming world is he talking about?
Or just the toxic nature of some open source communities, especially on Reddīt for whatever reason.
The underground in underground programming refers to maintaining low visibility, as to present low target silhouette. Additional benefit is not attracting too many participants that are in it for the clout, rather than for solving problems & good engineering.
Open Source is no longer sufficient for software freedom; the current 'battlefield' is maintaining security from activist pressure or gradual take-over.
If you don't feel comfortable engaging with the new toxic culture, you can use my underground liferaft. My liferaft isn't an operating system, but rather an attempt to help us not depend on them as much. I have no idea who's controlling GNU/Linux these days and Occupy was enough drama for one lifetime. My code has the same focus on clarity that Antirez put into his Redis codebase. My liferaft also empowers you to build and distribute tiny native portable programs (like Kilo!) using hermetically sealed tools. See https://github.com/jart/cosmopolitan
>the lengths people will go, to try and control community projects
I've heard that echoed a couple times in Tim Pool's discussions of the (american) OWS. Scary stuff indeed.
Advice? I don't know. Stay underground and ignore the mobs, they will get bored and move on if you ignore them.
Ironically, I think lowering the barriers for involvement in open source has let in a mass of people who have no fucking business being there.
Conway's law about software architecture implies existence of management-space CAP theorem equivalent.
Communication suffers combinatorial explosion, and graph problems are pretty expensive to solve in meatspace.
Attention is an exhaustible resource, and easily DDoSed.
dilandau - please note I've carefully avoided certain spicier keywords & expressions in the previous post as to not off put a casual reader and avoid attracting quick downvotes.
The couple spicy keywords in your response end up needlessly detracting a casual reader from the correct point you are making. And I'm not talking about the "fucking" adjective :)
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>Yep it's the open source, and in general the "spontaneous" development world, that happens without big money, just for hacking. This "place" once was kinda free and not observed much. Now you can't say anything, if you don't respect a good practice (LOL) people yell at you on Twitter. Even saying that commenting is a good idea is a problem. Not cool.
So yeah, pretty much twitter.