Boosts appreciated.
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

@devinprater I completely understand where you are coming from, and you are right, there hasn't been enough push in the FOSS world for these types of solutions. I wonder though, how much of that is because the people who need them aren't voicing the needs in the right places. FOSS is all about adding what you need, and then sharing it with the masses, unfortunately that means the people who need it, may not be able to create it (easily). I would be interested to know more.

@utahcon We’ve given feedback, we’ve pushed as hard as a small group can. Big FOSS like Gnome and KDE either don’t listen, or too few people in the project listen to make a difference.

@devinprater @utahcon honestly I use FOSS all day every day and even then it sometimes barely works. There's a critical mass issue and the simple fact that if someone's rent isn't being paid then these projects will fall by the wayside. Many of us don't have the spare time to contribute to make software that works, let alone works well for a number of different demographics. (I18n comes to mind, along with the multi decade struggle for a truly dark color scheme.)

@wilbr @devinprater I completely understand your point. I myself don't have much time to contribute back to the projects that don't have immediate impact on my life. However, what I (and everyone) can do is make the suggestions, open the issues, +1 the tickets, and hope they get prioritized. No, it isn't perfect, no one said it would be. You are weighing options, and understandably FOSS won't be for everyone every time.

@devinprater understood. I will miss the presence of every member of the FOSS family that moves back, but I understand that you have to do what is right for you. I will continue to hope that the voices begin to be heard, and I myself will contribute to the needs as best I can in the future. Thanks for bringing light to this situation.

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