@popey depending on your version of Android, double tapping the square brings you back to your previous app. The back button send to behave differently depending on various apps but the square always does the most recent.
@joeressington @DanRabbit With the idea of paying for things, I think you all did a good job at getting at the complexity of the issue. I enjoyed the conversation about the niches with in the Linux community and “normal users”. Even though normal users have subscriptions, there are still limitations to what they are willing to spend. For example, people share Netflix, Hulu and HBO accounts all the time to save money. They want the service but typically the trade-off occurs between users in the form of sharing creditials to another service. End users benefit while companies miss out on possible revenue. Netflix tries to limit this with their screen limitation and upgrades while other companies like Google now offer more expensive “family” accounts. I think there is a big difference between software for entertainment vs software for function. Just something I wanted to mention.
Also, I started using Linux because I was broke and needed something windows like for free. It was only after the fact that I learned about the philosophy and got energized about the open source movement and Linux as a platform. As I grew up and had more disposable income, I was weary about giving a person or company financial information. I am glad that there are viable options for that now but also share your frustrations.
@popey I agree that only certain types of users should be encouraged to contribute back. I think it was your podcast it maybe LNL that did a contribution challenge to see how you could give back and also explained to listeners how to get started. It would be nice if more of that was publicize and maybe even something in the Welcome menu of MATE to show interested people how they can continue based on their skill set .
Love the show! It really makes me think more deeply on these topics, keep up the awesome work!