According to me there are five “Free Open Source Software’s” that should be most sponsored and most prioritized in maintaining updates for. I think the following five, in order, are the most important free software’s existing:
1st. place: “Qubes OS”- http://qubesosfasa4zl44o4tws22di6kepyzfeqv3tg4e3ztknltfxqrymdad.onion/ - Most privacy friendly “Computer-OS” existing. Recommended by “Edward Snowden”. Is able to install on a “USB-Drive”/“Memory Card”, to get a portable “Operating System”.
2nd. place: “LineageOS” - https://lineageos.org/ - Most privacy friendly “Android-device-OS” existing. (There are “Android-TV-Boxes”, except the “Android-phones”, that’s why I call it “Android-device”.) “LineageOS” can make your “Android-device” get “Google”-free and replace all “Google-software” and other payed software/bloatware with good “FOSS” (“Free Open-Source Software”) and privacy-friendly alternatives.
3rd. place: “F-Droid” - https://www.f-droid.org/en/about/ - Provides “Android-devices” with “F.O.S.S.” (“Free Open-Source Software”). The only problem is that a few apps are harder to update then others, with “F-Droid”. But I hope this gets solved with time. So that people who only use “F-Droid” can get those updates the same day they appear in “Google Play” or other places.
4th: “SoundBridge” - https://soundbridge.io - Best free “D.A.W.” (Digital Audio Workstation) right now. And it’s getting better and better, with time. Soon a stable version 2.0 will be released, with lots of new features, making it better then some payed for “D.A.W.'s”.
The only bad thing about it is that it has no “Linux”-version or “Android”-version yet, only “Windows”- and “Mac”-versions. But with more money and people requesting it, they might probably start programming a “Linux”-version and a “Android”-version of it also.
I will mention it in their forum and try to make them interested in making a “Linux”-version by telling that they might get economical support from the “Free Software Foundation” (https://www.FSF.org/), if they provide a working “Linux”-version of “SoundBridge”.
5th: “Libre Office” - https://www.libreoffice.org/ - For computers it’s already good enough to work forever, but can still need a little update now and then. If not for other reasons maybe just for maintaining support for new versions/updates of “Operating Systems”. An exception is their “Android-app” “LibreOffice Viewer”, that still is a beta-version and has not been updated for about two years. Hope that it gets stable soon, they don’t seem to work much on it. I also hope that they make a fully functional app of it, that has the same features as “Libre Office”, for computers. They probably need more people skilled in programming for “Android” to make this happen.
It surprises me that “Microsoft Office” is still existing when “Libre Office” has all of it’s features and even more, totally free. It must be that people are to unaware about free alternatives. Someday I hope that we see the death of “Microsoft Office” and have everyone using “Libre Office” on every device.
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