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    It’s hard to blame Docker Inc. too much for flailing. Docker Hub’s operating costs were probably unsustainable, and there aren’t a lot of options to fix this other than making Docker Hub expensive, or making Docker Hub worse, or both.

    Is it that hard? This trajectory has become so predictable, because it’s the same trajectory followed by nearly every silicon valley tech startup that makes it big: offer a product that people want at a loss that’s subsidized by investors, then have a big “oh shit” moment where you realize you have no way to pay the bills once investor money runs out, then slowly turn the enshittification crank: https://pluralistic.net/2023/01/21/potemkin-ai/#hey-guys Docker’s mistake was they turned the crank too fast, and they overestimated the power of their lock-in.

    If you didn’t see this coming a mile away, I’m not sure what to say. Have you been paying any attention at all?

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      (I fudged the title to be more descriptive, because the original title was just “docker”)