The article is well written and connects multiple topics: line of code and care work to the software, computer architecture and speed, its industry and more.
Debian 12, for comparison, is 1,341,564,204 lines of code. For comparison, Google Chrome is about 40 million lines, which is in the same ballpark as the Linux kernel these days. No one, even a team, can read these entirely.
Computers aren't much faster now than they were a decade ago, and they will probably never again return to the rate of performance improvement they had for 60 years up to the mid-noughties.
The thing is, that doesn't scale very well. On the desktop we have four-core machines and now we're moving to eight-plus cores, but a single person can't use that very helpfully, so instead, we're getting computers with a mixture of high-performance but hot, power-hungry cores, and lower-performance, cooler, but more electrically-efficient cores.
A limit to multiple cores is the Amdahl's law: even if a program can be made 95 per cent parallel, the maximum speedup you can get is about 20 times, no matter how many processor cores you throw at it.
But it’s deeper that that. Open source is good for humanity. It’s only slightly hyperbolic to say that open source is one of the most notable collective successes of humankind as a species! It’s one of the few places where essentially all of humanity works together on something that benefits everyone. A world without open source would be substantially worse than the world we live in.
Alors comment livre-t-on un produit OSS? Voici l'exemple de uMap et OSM fr.
Parce qu'on mutualise les coûts pour les entreprises, et qu'il est préférable de payer pour se faire aider dans l'exploitation de ces logiciels. On ne paie qu'avec la valeur recue plutôt que les licences :)
While GitHub pretends to be pro-FOSS (like SourceForge before them), their entire hosting site is, itself, proprietary and/or trade-secret software. GitHub differs from most of its peers in the FOSS project hosting industry, as GitHub does not even offer any self-hosting FOSS option. Their entire codebase is secret.
GitHub has long sought to discredit copyleft generally. Their various CEOs have often spoken loudly and negatively about copyleft
GitHub is wholly owned by Microsoft, a company whose executives have historically repeatedly attacked copyleft licensing.