Money does not legitimize.

GitHub is not legitimate because Microsoft paid $7.5B for it. GitLab is not legitimate because they claim to be worth $2.7B.

Being a good member of the ecosystem in which you exist and helping society to thrive is what legitimizes a business.

In fact, big numbers like that can often *de*legitimize. You have to demonstrate where that number comes from. Do you have $7.5B worth of paying customers? If not, where does the figure come from? Is it because you have a lot of users? How are you going to convert users into revenue? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CONVERT USERS INTO REVENUE?

The Linux Foundation does not legitimately represent the interests of Linux just because their board members paid heaping sums of money to be there

@sir I was thinking the same thing when I saw $7.5B in your blog post. What the fuck is $7.5B? Can Microsoft monetize all the code hosted on GitHub that doesn't belong to them? Can they monetize hundreds of thousands of active users? How many active users do they have?

It $7.5B just money laundering?

@sir i very VERY agree that the first paragraph, but the second... makes me think that even talk about legit of anything in obscene money terms is, in fact, a way to legitimate the power of money too.

The truth is that obscene money actually legitimate things for too many people... why don't start to delegitimate that people, not checking their faults but punish them with an strict ostracism?

It's just an idea that your post make me think, dont read in bad-way criticism, at all.
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