When you suffer from information overload, when everybody is yelling and there is conflict on every side. When official and social media are exploding with sensations, and when common sense is no longer common, it's time to hit the detox button.
FOSS is an acronym for "Free Open Source Software"
I switched to Linux a few years ago and made it a point to find alternatives to proprietary software (pricey copyrighted programs) in order to accomplish what I needed to do with Open Source tools. I am happy to report that our experience has been a positive one.