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#deletegithub #fsf #microsoftgnu
The beauty about mathematics (which all software is - logical constructs at its core): No law or any amount of money can change it.
that argument is extremely easy to punch a planet-sized hole through, should we start there?

there are a finite number of skilled mathematicians, each of whom have devoted themselves primarily to certain tasks. tasks performed on certain data are only possible for those who have access to said data, which makes the pool even more finite.

the access and the time spent can (and are in practice) both manipulated by non-disclosure agreements, pr firms and (in many instances) self-interest-- whether greed or simply not wanting to get involved in a losing battle.

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"There’s a war on truth itself; that’s what PR and marketing people do. The fact that this utter rubbish is also uttered by companies like Canonical is problematic as it serves to suggest that Microsoft is, in some sense, taking over the competition and speaking ‘for’ the competition."

-- roy

though "open source" was always like this. the #fsf continues to get more like this, pushing dangerous levels of compromise where too much has already been made.
#fsf
 
#fsf #gnu #assholex In the end the binary supply is like a drug for the user, and somehow the #Debian project is also just another dealer / middle man in this setup. There are probably a lot of open questions to think about in that context.
 

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Things became so bad that #microsoft bribed the board member of the @fsf who pushed #RMS to leave the #FSF
 
ultimately, what all these takeovers do is replace society itself with corporation.

#fsf #deletegithub
 
ultimately, what all these takeovers do is replace society itself with corporation.

#fsf #deletegithub
 
#fsf

"one of the fundamental roles of a community is to care for its members, particularly when broader institutions have failed to do so." https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4310

this is everything wrong with #freesoftware today. its becoming less of a community that cares about its members, and more of a broader institution that fails to do so.

one neednt look very far to find the people free software has failed in the past year-- and the past few years. open source failed them years earlier.

if you let corporations take over communities, you fail the people who made the communities. you replace their social safety net with a kick out the door. whats left is awfully cynical, but calling it "society" really doesnt do society any justice. thats why we keep failing people we should be supporting-- because the priorities of these corporations are absolutely shit.
 
#fsf
Still, I have friends who forward, in our Free Software mailing list, the emails from FSF.
And I reply to every such email: FSF is no more. It's the Fake Software Foundation, they outsourced almost all of its projects to Microshaft and ousted Stallman, in a very ugly coup.

I'm trying to do my part, it's very difficult, since the folks in Free Software are like the frog being boiled: The water is getting hot so slowly that, when it realizes it's being cooked, it will be too late.

Regards
(technical note: while i dont think almost all projects are outsourced to microsoft, i do believe its possible to say that virtually all of the hundreds of gnu projects depend on software that microsoft controls-- as ive documented at length.)
#fsf
 
#gnu #fsf #rebranding #corporate #shills
We can’t kill the GNU brand by owning it, because it always implies a lack of monopolistic ownership. Linux never meant that– like Apple it implied “something different” and like Google it implied raw power. That’s a brand we can rename, own, and reshape.

Like Bernays helped Lucky Strike not by changing the branding but changing its association, we can still fight GNU not by owning the brand but changing its association– we will continue to work to make them has-beens, neckbeards, amateurs, ideologues, zealots, and even bigots.

Public consciousness is something
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http://techrights.org/2020/07/13/reddit-bans-again/ #fsf
#fsf
 
#fsf #interns if you want to learn about intrigue, bullshit and cult tactics, you couldnt pick a better place to learn.

well alright, theres osi. but the fsf is desperate. watch them continue to backstab, manipulate, gaslight and marginalise their own founder while putting a happy face on everything-- watch them take money from nazis and then talk (more loudly than ever before) about freedom. this WAS a real organisation!

learn about 501(c)3s in their corrupt, anti-member corporate cult stage. believe it or not, a lot of non-profits go through this. the value in an internship at the fsf is youll get keen insight into what non-profits look like when they become toxic and antithetical to their own mission. this is experience that youll find valuable (whether youre evil or simply wish to get a better sense of what evil looks like in other organisations) if you wish to work in the non-profit sector, whethe... Show more...
 
#IBM will never be happy as long as #RMS ( #RichardStallman ) has a say in the #FSF — directly or indirectly — or even in the #GNU Project
 
thanks to whomever did this research. #fsf #deletegithub #techrights

note that i was already aware that some of these projects moved to github years ago. the redirects looked more recent.

the redirects themselves have also gone through some changes, and it was my perusal of the www-commits list archive that led me to believe most of the redirects were recent. i may at a later time be able to establish how that assumption was made on my part, though i shared my findings which were turned into articles.

these corrections are welcome and appreciated.
Hello Roy,
I am sending this email anonymously and I would like to remain > trust you will not publish or share this email address. Thank you.
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Who the fuck can we still even trust these days?

nobody necessarily. but since thats prohibitively impractical, the next best thing to trusting nobody is a decentralised web of trust scenario: http://techrights.org/2019/10/15/uncertain-times-for-free-software/

imo thats the future of free software-- IF it has one. im the author of that article. im not the primary (nor the most prolific) author on techrights, i contribute independently. dont worry about taking the time to read articles, theyre posted for reference, read them if/whenever you want. mostly i want to establish that the comments im making here arent isolated thoughts on a whim-- this is stuff i talk about regularly, ideas for rebooting free software based on smaller organisations. they cant bribe us all! #fsf #freesoftware https://diasporing.ch/posts/8e6837109e740138b454722ef41c0a88
 

"FSF without RMS is spineless"


my favourite quote today (unattributed for now, but its not mine) #fsf #rms #freesoftware
 
MOST of my complaints about #rms in 2018 were about the #fsf, and based on the assumption that people under him were basically loyal. the context of those complaints changed substantially when the level of betrayal was known.

his stance on free culture will always piss me off. i think its unfair and based on a misrepresentation.

ive actually been told (by some) that the fsf cant misrepresent free culture because it doesnt support it in the first place. what a fallacy that is-- its like saying that straw man doesnt exist. straw man is when you misrepresent the argument of your opponent. obviously, you dont have to support something to be fair or honest about it in an argument. its the lack of that fairness and honesty that made up the bulk of my complaint.
#rms #fsf
 
@Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
Interestingly, most of these redirections seem to have made fairly recently, not long after Richard Stallman was ousted. Jun 30 15:01

acer-box__ That's factually wrong : Richard Stallman resigned from the FSF, not from GNU.
we factually know that line is bullshit.

its OFFICIALLY wrong-- its not FACTUALLY wrong. #fsf #goodfactsvsrealfacts
 
@Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
Interestingly, most of these redirections seem to have made fairly recently, not long after Richard Stallman was ousted. Jun 30 15:01

acer-box__ That's factually wrong : Richard Stallman resigned from the FSF, not from GNU.
we factually know that line is bullshit.

its OFFICIALLY wrong-- its not FACTUALLY wrong. #fsf #goodfactsvsrealfacts
 
@Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
Interestingly, most of these redirections seem to have made fairly recently, not long after Richard Stallman was ousted. Jun 30 15:01

acer-box__ That's factually wrong : Richard Stallman resigned from the FSF, not from GNU.
we factually know that line is bullshit.

its OFFICIALLY wrong-- its not FACTUALLY wrong. #fsf
 
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¿Cómo veis el futuro del software libre?


https://identi.ca/evanarkisto/note/zrCl3o5eQP27stFdztWWQg
EVAnaRkISTO at 2020-07-01T16:12:44Z

Llevo un tiempo rumiando si el software libre tiene futuro o no porque en dos de los proyectos que uso, uno sólo tiene un desarrollador activo y el otro parece que aún tiene gente programando y prevén actualizar a la última versión de su equivalente propietario, pero no sacan actualizaciones de seguridad con la suficiente regularidad.

Además, veo que uno de los proyectos centrales del software libre anuncia "problemas" en el futuro ("Cada vez es más difícil encontrar mantenedores para el kernel de Linux", advierte su creador).

Si a todo ésto sumamos que lo que creo interesa a las empresas es el código abierto, para aprovecharse de mano
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"D"-lete github. #fsf #deletegithub

this is the github-based language that makes GCC github-dependendent. i wouldnt celebrate it under those circumstances.

http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/OctoGNU_timeline#2018 note that rms was in favour of adding d. but he also says the fsf didnt know kahle was promoting drm when they had him at libreplanet. how does the premiere software freedom organisation know SO LITTLE about the things they promote? i would chalk it up to incompetence, if we hadnt caught them lying to the president so many times (including to get him to step down).
 
Guest Post: I Won’t Ever Support the #FSF Again — That’s Their Own Fault http://techrights.org/2020/06/29/bsf-by-figosdev/ #freesw #gnu #rms #monopoly
 
“There have been several coups (or several coup stages — I’ve counted and named 5 or 6 of them) at the #FSF in the past 2 years, and the largest of them is something we warned about — did anybody listen? I guess not.”
#fsf
 
#fsf #gnu #github #microsoft #deletegithub
“A large part of this “loss of integrity” is simply a lack of desire to resist competition, or even recognize the nature of the threat.”
 
Guest Post: I Won’t Ever Support the #FSF Again — That’s Their Own Fault http://techrights.org/2020/06/29/bsf-by-figosdev/ #freesw #gnu #rms #monopoly
 
An interesting article for discussion...
Free Software’s Radical Past
http://www.ocsmag.com/2019/02/27/free-softwares-radical-past/
..., and a curiously updated follow up:
Compromise In Free Software
https://archive.org/details/CompromiseInFreeSoftware
#freesoftware #freesw #rms #politics #anarchism #syndicalism #unionism #capitalism #workingclass #technology #gpl #copyleft #copyright #movement #freeculture #fsf #fsfe #internet #activism #privacy #software #hardware #gnu #history #security #debate
 
the #fsf promotes SPONSORS,
NOT freedom.

it WAS the biggest promoter of freedom. until the sponsors took over.
#fsf
 
the #fsf promotes SPONSORS,
NOT freedom.

it WAS the biggest promoter of freedom. until the sponsors took over.
#fsf
 
#fsf #drm the scheduled keynote speaker for the most recent #libreplanet (the one they just had) is now promoting drm on books.

think about that.

if you support an increase in drm, you are NOT a librarian. librarians DEFEND the right to read. they dont work to destroy it and put publishers in charge of libraries.
 
#fsf

rms as the head of the gnu project, these days is like the queen of england as the head of the united kingdom.

the coup failed-- but it hasnt stopped trying and isnt being stopped. which means it didnt really fail, either. only certain aspects of it did, at first. the coup is still ongoing. pretending it isnt only gives it stealth.
#fsf
 
#fsf i note that with a very few (and very cherished) exceptions, (that includes you, tom) most of the people who remain serious about software freedom are ALSO pretty serious about #freeculture.

this does not surprise me, as it follows something ive spent years saying.

if free software ever rises again, it will most likely be hand-in-hand with free culture.
 
#fsf

rms as the head of the gnu project, these days is like the queen of england as the head of the united kingdom.

the coup failed-- but it hasnt stopped trying and isnt being stopped. which means it didnt really fail, either. only certain aspects of it did, at first. the coup is still ongoing. pretending it isnt only gives it stealth.
#fsf
 
#fsf

rms as the head of the gnu project, these days is like the queen of england as the head of the united kingdom.

the coup failed-- but it hasnt stopped trying and isnt being stopped. which means it didnt really fail, either. only certain aspects of it did, at first. the coup is still ongoing. pretending it isnt only gives them stealth.
#fsf
 
#fsf

rms as the head of the gnu project, these days is like the queen of england as the head of the united kingdom.

the coup failed-- but it hasnt stopped trying and isnt being stopped. which means it didnt really fail, either. only certain aspects of it did, at first. the coup is still ongoing.
#fsf
 
#fsf

the idea of EASY starts the same place that many (not all) of us start with coding-- with beginner-level script-like code. the goal cant be for everything to be scripted; you cant really script an operating system kernel or a hardware driver. (even if you could, it would probably be REALLY ugly) and for faster things you must have efficient libraries. thats why its good that many people choose to write that kind of code. but some of us never will, because it isnt necessary and we lack either the interest or the discipline.

starting out this way doesnt mean its all youll ever do. torvalds started with "hello world" in a loop, just like many of us. he went on to write a famous kernel-- certainly not in BASIC, which is the first language he coded in (probably for about 5 minutes).

the code torvalds wrote was ridiculously simple. it started off with this single line:

10 print "sarah is the best"

and then added a second line to make it loop:

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#fsf
 
#fsf
EASY-- an alternative to UP

(pre-ramble)

UP***, mentioned here: https://diasporapod.no/posts/9331da108d490138ba7e047d7b62795e **is an interpretation of the unix philosophy. its a little bit arbitrary for my own needs, but im promoting it because it is good to think about these things (and up may prove more useful to you than to me).

i talk a lot about philosophy and software, and milos ideas about it are just as relevant as anybodys, including my own. on the way to adopting his idea, you might consider mine.

milo has written some very tight code to do some very cool things-- ill be blunt, i couldnt write some of the code hes written-- i lack the necessary talent. im not saying i couldnt learn. im saying i probably wont. so where im coming from with "easy" is a very different idea, which starts from a very different angle. it may assist entirely different p... Show more...
 
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