>GPLv4 comes out.
>"It turns out the most important FREEDOM is respecting other people's FREEDOMs."
>"Therefore, GPLv4 includes a CoC."
>FOSS goes woke.
>FOSS goes broke.
>FANGs are the only ones in town.
>People trying to resist this say we should ask the government to break up big tech or regulate them or something.
>"Uh, I guess we can regulate them?"
>More regulatory capture ensues, now big tech's powers are cemented even more.
>At best there are now 5 more big tech firms. Nothing changes.
>Big tech increases copyright terms from 200 years to 2391579058 years.
>"Uh no, don't...more regulation maybe?"
>DMCA2 is passed, which gives Disney/FANGs control over all copyrights.
>"THIS IS TERRIBLE, YOU HAVE TO REGULATE BIG TECH."
>The entire internet gets DMCA-claimed.
>"THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO SOMETHING, REGULATE THEM MORE"
>You can only post on three available platforms.
>"THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY PROPOSALS FOR REGULATION AND ANTITRU--" this speech is not available in your country.