I'm also realizing how difficult it is to find these amazing open source alternatives until it's a "necessity."
Maybe that's the problem but I guess that's always been a problem. OSS is secondary to the walled garden that has a business behind it and flipping that idea is an uphill battle.
I get very excited when the OSS software gains exposure though. The excitement of "wow, there are people tackling this huge project" and "how can I help"
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