📝Open source inhibits progress for development tools

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Edwards2021

Software developers expect dev tools to be open source and free. This disincentives development of development tools. (Open source slows progress in software technology by demonetizing it)

Argument

  • Virtually every programming language / compiler are open-source

    • maybe the only exception is Mu (Haskell VM) and Intel compiler

Counterargument

  • JetBrains built a company selling IDEs