the good old Bryan Lunduke
doesn't need introduction, he uploaded today a new video and he is damn right!https://invidio.us/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE
It is clear that what we like and use every day is under a serious threatened. The Linux Foundation is pretty under control of the corporations that buy a seat and start to command, the last to buy a seat is so feared that was able to put the muzzle
on the same Linux's creator.
Microsoft started to inoculate its bit of code inside Linux consistently in the last few months and this is only the beginning.https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-working-on-porting-sysinternals-to-linux/
Unfortunately I noticed that people who work with Linux prefer avoid to take any position regarding the pressure that the corporations exert on Linux, even if Linux is borne as a free community project now is a consolidated business, and the devs don't want suffering a retaliation from these companies, they don't want miss job opportunities. I can understand that however this path of Linux, that doesn't grasp the freedom as inner core, eventually will bring issues even on them. It is already happened look to Linus Torvalds.
The community is not strong like before anymore. Before, when the corporations looked at Linux with suspicious, they need the support of the communities but now those companies seat in the cockpit and rule. Those companies already influence the kernel development, in fact it is a big fat piece of code with millions of lines. OK, monolithic kernel tends to be fatty but what it is happening to code optimization? Simply there is not time, put everything inside because time is money... and keep calm Linus.
In the free software realm users and corporations have different point of views that really aren't reconcilable, the latter especially doesn't care anything about freedom and when they can the first thing they do is a lock-in on their products.We urgently need a plan b to escape from Linux to another kernel.
started to port the BSD kernel everyone thought that was useless but now I regrets that we don't have choice beside Linux, and with the systemd broadly adoption we are stick with Linux, we can't escape. Right now there are not kernel alternatives to Linux but #FreeBSD
I would like to think that Redox might be a replacement but until the rust language is under the Mozilla patents it is not a reliable choice, we need #hurd
. But we need that FSF stops playing with Hurd and develops a feasible roadmap and how much money they need to achieve this goal. A new kernel is way more important than the fight against the DRM at this point.https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/ng.html
There is not yet an official roadmap or a concrete specification; indeed, much of the work is research oriented
No way man we need to focus and stop playing, and overall we need to focus on new hardware!We really need a serious discussion around this topic.