Developers’ voting decisions, influenced by candidates’ tech industry stances, underscore the importance of this issue to the developer community. Bridging the gap between policymakers and the tech industry is crucial to nurture developers’ growing interest in shaping technology-related policies.
European developers prioritize regional markets and hold platform companies in high regard. However, diverse opinions arise when it comes to platform regulations. Although developers embrace privacy rules, competitiveness concerns persist. Developers have strong positions against online surveillance and advertising bans.