The purpose of trade-free operating system
This is a continuation of the discussion we had on Fildem website:
I understand what HUD is now. I forgot it allows searching thru menu.
I understand now Ubuntu collects my data, which I wasn't aware of.
If you believe there are trade-free replacements for the applications you uninstalled, I see what contribution you make thru curating the trade-free apps.
You said "For Internet users, media editors/consumers, programmers, writers, designers, artists.". I wonder where have you seen trade-free apps for programmers. I use Android Studio, which does collect my data. (I allow it to, but I am not sure if I could disable all data collection if I wanted to). Do you know replacements for JetBrains products? Perhaps Eclipse?
Ubuntu does not pre-install Steam nor Skype. (I acknowledge they are available in the store).
I don't understand what you mean by programs that want my attention. Using a computer does require attention. When you develop tromjaro, the process doesn't require your attention? I have never used Amazon thru Ubuntu. (I believe you mean the searching scope, which I disabled). I prefer using Amazon directly in an internet browser.
I've seen the trade-free website: https://www.trade-free.org/ . I don't know how the guys want to address climate change thru promoting trade-free communities. Other than that, I agree with the points. Trade-free community have already been implemented in Sikhism and Rainbow Gathering. In the gurudwara you are expected to donate money and work, but the amount of food and service you are receiving does not depend on your contribution. I don't know how it has been implemented in Buddhism.
Some people hate all religions. I don't understand why, but I guess you want your trade-free projects to be secular. I just believe religion makes things more coherent and creates motivation.
I believe Ubuntu is trade-free enough. It doesn't require money. It doesn't install commercial applications by default. I don't know how much data it collects. After installation it does ask you whether you want to donate data.
Do you want to create a system without proprietary multimedia codecs? Do you want do ban installation of things such as Android Studio? How will that affect "corruption, climate change, violence, wars, monopolies, mafias, lack of healthcare, inequality, addiction and substance abuse, slavery, poorly made products and services, homelessness, environmental destruction, poor education, lack of funds for scientific developments, immigration, terrorism, famine, stress, crime" if most distributions of Linux are already free?