@jomo Difficult thing, still: It looks all like switching from one free-of-charge offer to some other free-of-charge offers with some advantages and some drawbacks, and most notably ignoring the problem that big corporations and tracking people is a direct consequence of the services offered for free. Why doesn't "ethical" include fair funding but restrict itself mostly to *user* rights?
@z428 gratis doesn't automatically mean unethical. It can mean a service is provided by volunteers (eg #RiseUp.net or #Disroot.org), which removes the single largest cost most internet service providers have (paying staff). It can also mean costs are being covered by users paying for premium features most users don't need, as with #Loomio, #Wire, or the new #FlickR (post acquisition by #SmugMug).
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