Source Code Is Not Enough: The fine print in FOSS promises

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I was grateful for the extra examples of openness as being accessible rather than having other properties like license terms. It’s a point that came up pretty strongly in my own experience during the browser wars, when options like Opera actually felt more “open” than Firefox in many ways, such as literal accessibility features, wealth of customization options, and the extension interface. I hadn’t thought about cases of source code that’s just too hard to make sense of in the same class.

I also got hints on the old positive versus negative liberty distinction here. Having all the permission or code to hack is one thing, being actually able to do it is another.