I' now view venture-funded vs. bootstrapped as just as important a distinction as proprietary vs FOSS.

VCs invest in companies that they think will either 1) fail or 2) as 10× as big. No one can grow 10× by organically growing their current user base with a good product—they have to change *something*. And those changes frequently harm/abuse current users.

So, I'm suspicious of #gitlab, #wire, and #keybase#foss software can't make up for perverse growth incentives.

h/t @schlink re: Wire

@amdg2 @schlink

> you can add OpenCollective to your list [of companies with enough venture funding to distort their actions] sadly.

That is sad, and news to me. Do you know/have a link to any details on OpenCollective? I'd really like to see something *like* it succeed …

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