Favorited Feeling locked in by open source by Boris Mann

I see your point, Boris. I think the phrasing in this case comes from over time having tried some of the actions you suggest, where some weren’t well received and others are well outside my capabilities. That over time builds up to a sense of powerlesness very reminiscent of your definition of lock-in. From a regular software user point of view, closed or open source isn’t much of a meaningful difference when it comes to their everyday experience with the functionality, design patterns and practicality of a tool. Of course with open source it’s a more reasonable assumption that one has a way out, and I’m not without agency here. I can in fact remove this particular dependency altogether with a certain level of effort that ís within my capabilities.

Don’t feel locked in!

Boris Mann