I’d love to see a lot more money poured into Free Software to solve some of the problems I’ve outlined above. A lot of it is due to a combination of:
- The massive mismatch between the number of developers working on Free Software projects, compared to the number of designers.
- The increasing amount of vendor lock-in, and decreasing interest in standards of interoperability .
- Duplication of effort and fragmentation across the Free Software landscape. Some of this is political, some social, and some (to be quite honest) because of ignorance.
We can do a lot better than this. I’d like to help, but right now I have more problems and questions than I do answers.