When something goes wrong with software from some large corporation, users are likely to blame themselves and assume they have done something "wrong". When similar problems happen using small FLOSS projects, users are likely to curse the developers.

The success of commercial software has a lot to do with the power dynamics. The user has to conform to the conditions set by the all-powerful publisher. But with FLOSS things are more equal and assigning blame is messier.

@praxeology for me personally it's more like:

- problem with large corp. software: "what a trash fire, how many well paid people are working on this?!"

- problem with FLOSS: "aww look at this budding flower trying to grow. You'll get there buddy 🐣 🌼"

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