Any software produced on contract for the government should be open source on condition of the contract.
It was paid for by the tax dollars of the population† and the population‡ should benefit from it in the most full and complete way possible.
†(and the illgotten gains of imperialism)
‡(of the entire planet)
Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".
"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".
"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".
"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".
And so on.
There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers
But that also means that their popularity is fleeting. People who were aged ±4 years of the characters in those books are the only ones who will be able to develop that attachment to them. So much of the experience was the waiting. No future child will ever have to wait to see how harry grows up, alongside their own development.
I think a lot of the success of Harry Potter, what made it truly a phenomenon vs., say, The Inheritance Cycle, is the way the books were able to tie into people's childhoods.
They were published.... mmmm, almost once a year. As you progressed in school and your view of the world became broader, so did the characters progress in magic school, and the books more serious. They grew up with you.
Linux: idk doesn't have games or something
Windows: oh i see you're trying to type on the keyboard what if that literally didn't work!!! uwu best operating system
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