@liw There is no single measure, and I'd distinguish between "success" (end) and "successful" (ongoing). The goal posts are always moving.
What good are freedoms that most cannot enjoy? Many of us, including myself, are able to perform their day-to-day computing using entirely free software, but it's a position of privilege on many levels: technical, financial, societal, and much more. It's almost like freedom for the fringe. And it's a terrible feedback loop, as we cannot relate to others.
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