The enclosure of the commons is inevitable, ane the digital commons are no different. Though this is true, it's also basically Marxist drivel, and fails to show how and why something so democratic could become so oligarchical.
(Caveat emptor, I am not a scholar. I only know what I've picked up from using these technologies and interacting with these companies on a daily basis.)
The best, and probably only, way to reverse this trend would be to fragment the everloving soykaf out of the browser market, which would require the creation of several efficient rendering engines that could compete with Blink, Gecko, and MS Bullsoykaf 2018. Then, each would have to be saddled up with a browser featurally equivalent to Firefox and Chrome (which have basically converged in featuresets (and even architecture) at this point) plus its own gimmicks and features to set it apart. That would add more voices to the debate, which hopefully would enable J. Random Hacker to throw his voice in. However, the requirements for that are so staggering that I fear it would be impossible.
If it offers any solace, it's a miracle at all that internet technology isn't totally stagnating. I think Google deserves the credit here to a great extent. The philosophy is, roughly, "The faster/more reliable/better the internet is, the more Google searches happen and the more ad revenue we make." This is the attitude that made Chrome threaten then eclipse the IE market share, and the kind of attitude that encourages new technologies in order to optimize the internet, even if the technologies are soykaf.
>look mom I copypasted a thread from lainchan!
What is so wrong about lainchan?
I've been thinking about this recently, and wondering why there is no real alternative rendering engine that is truly botnet free, entirely community driven, and actually good…
they hate them cause they ain't them