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'Democratic' software

1 2019-08-27 07:29

If some software is democratic, then all users of that software would have a say in everybody's instance of that software. (Yikes! not a good situation, for the most part.) (Un)fortunately, that's not what is usually meant. It seems that "democratic", regarding technology, is often used to refer to facility and (potential) popularity. But that's not democratic at all! If we're going to make it political (let's not), it's, at best, libertarian.
Anyone else irked by this misnomer? (I don't mean glib usage of political terms referring to software.)

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