Someone told me that today was Friday the 13th — so here’s an old meme to celebrate our collective misfortunes.
What makes a text editor or software in general popular? In my opinion — distribution and marketing. Anyone can make working software given sufficient time, but marketing is where the actual magic happens. The tech and fashion industry are cousins.
Dictionaries or even Wikipedia will never tell you what words mean, just what people think they mean. Very very important distinction.
Looking at the scope of society and human affairs, you can say that there’s no end to the clever ways people and institutions persuade you to give up a subset of your rights. The license, on first read, made me chuckle because whoever wrote it got to that point real quick.
To protect your rights, we need to prevent others from denying you these rights or asking you to surrender the rights.