Voila, wonderful, you make fun of me!
You are here singing the Song of Songs for FOSS. Gorgeous!
You're French, right? Since you will definitely like my arguments. Therefore, I hope and ask you to read my contribution to the end.
FOSS, at least from my point of view, is wonderful at first. No longer being enslaved under the rule of the monopolies and having to live with it is, in principle, wonderful and we can and must be eternally grateful to Richard Stallmann and the GNU project for this ingenious invention.
However, this comes to mind first, then we have the Finn Linus Torvalds to thank for the first really functional kernel because, despite the criticisms made in 1992 by Andrew S. Tanenbaum ("LINUX is obsolete "), the author of MINIX, who was sticking to the monolithic kernel, as opposed to the microkernel, which was initially tied to the x86 processor architecture.
However, Linux had a small, fine, but crucial point ahead: It was running !!!
How long the world had to wait for the long-promised GNU kernel called Hurd and about its actual use and distribution, I need you to tell anything. The GNU people have probably still not managed to develop a usable and accepted by the masses, operating system. I also have to think about gNewSense, the Free Software Foundation-sponsored operating system, which, perhaps the only one, consists entirely of free components and its sad story. Since 2016, no new publication has been made.
In my humble opinion, FOSS is comparable to a bunch of rough gemstones. without an experienced jeweler who is able to work them in the right way, even artistically, not much value.
Of course, anyone could learn the craft, but who does it?
For example, how could anyone drive a single model of a car made for general use, a jeep? In this area, however, I also regard it as ingenious and forward-looking that Pierre-Jules Boulanger, a Frenchman and then director of Citroën, commissioned his constructor in 1934 to design a car:
"Design a car that can accommodate two farmers in boots and a hundredweight potatoes or a keg of wine that is at least 60 km / h fast, consuming only three liters of gas per 100 km, and is able to handle even the worst road conditions so easy to use that even an inexperienced driver can handle it with ease, and it has to be extremely well sprung so that a basket full of eggs will survive a ride over bumpy dirt roads unscathed. " The result was the beloved and widely used Citroën 2CV.
It clearly also requires people who can recognize and formulate needs. In my view, the need of our migrants for an easy-to-use operating system that they can use with their language skills is also a need to be formulated. In my experience, they often do not have the necessary education, the knowledge to be able to put together such a system themselves, as you would for yourself.
Likewise, you could put a lot of people in a kitchen full of appliances and food stuff, something like Paul Bocuse, the French master chef de la cuisine, would did, still could not prepared by them, probably not even the idea to develop.