@strypey I have a friend who talks about this. she is a non-techie environmental activist who has been working with geeks to create open source solutions for activists to publish online. The poor user interface of a lot of free software is a major bugbear for her, and I think she has a good point. She can see the point of the politics of free software, but without usable interfaces it is going to remain a geek enclave.
- it's not a moral duty, but a #Freedom (which imply the freedom to chose to NOT run free software)
- you can't employ your freedom until you can't modify the software itself.
@highfellow this is exactly the role I've been trying to play since the mid-90s. I'm more of "techie" now that I was then, thanks to years of reading and testing, but I'm still a "power user", not a developer or engineer. I'm really keen to learn more about formal #UX practice, so I can be more helpful.
(BTW please untag me if you repond to Shamar. I have them on mute and I could do without half a frustrating nonsensical conversation with them in my notifications. Thanks ;-)
@strypey it's good to know there are people putting the time in to get stuff like this right.
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