Aug 11, 2016

Security issues are now creating a new kind of obsolescence, and therefore sane fears of lock-in (unless you want to spend immense sums keeping software fully up to date.) For example there's advice out there now to strictly avoid the original Open Office because it isn't being kept up, vulnerabilities aren't being discovered and patched. Luckily in that case you can probably jump easily to Libre Office, but that won't always be the case.

I cite this as a problem, I don't have a solution, other than getting a lot more investment into FOSS somehow.