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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,
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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...
 
#fsf from @Miloslav Číž #cc0 https://diasporapod.no/posts/9331da108d490138ba7e047d7b62795e https://gitlab.com/drummyfish/my_writings/-/blob/master/interpretation_of_unix_philosophy.md
My Interpretation of Unix Philosophy

by drummyfish, 2020, released under CC0 1.0, public domain

I am a follower and advocate of Unix Philosophy (UP) and ideas related to it (suckless SW, countercomplex SW etc.). If you are interested in these topics, I would like to share with you my interpretation of the core idea behind UP.

UP is formulated very vaguely and so leaves a lot of space for d... Show more...
 
#fsf free software and open source have different flagships. you can determine the health (or death) of free software and open source by looking at the state of these flagships:

open source: the original flagships of open source are: mozilla, osi, linux (a kernel), and apache. each of these form part of the true foundation of open source. each of these have come under control and been co-opted by giafam. each of these have failed to stand for user freedom, and allowed corporations to dictate things that should never be part of these (such as drm in mozilla) and similar tactics were used against each of these institutions.

free software: the original flagships of free software are: emacs, the gnu project, the fsf, gcc, gnu libc. to perhaps a slightly lesser degree, all of these things have also been attacked and co-opted by giafam. all of these flagships have serious threats hanging over them. many of the stewards of these flagships (including people at the fsf and gnu maintainers) have sacrificed f... Show more...
#fsf
 
#fsf the danger of arguments about marketshare or "more contributors":

the "more contributors" arguments are a rebrand of the old "marketshare" arguments. of course we want people to use free software-- but that doesnt always mean we want more marketshare.

freedom is a greater thing than choice, but choice often comes along with freedom, unless freedom is actively compromised. if one "free" project is trying to eliminate existing free choices, its probably working to compromise freedom as well. fewer choices also means greater "marketshare" though whats wrong with choice? (choice actually reduces marketshare).

the marketshare argument is decades old. more often than not, people make arguments comparing marketshare to try to encourage people to make (either political or design) decisions that draga project more in line with its competitor-- i.e. to arbitrarily make gnu/linux more like windows, for example. sometimes the difference (political or design wise) is the reason people prefer gn... Show more...
#fsf
 
#fsf the truth is that stallman stands for the gnu project more than the gnu project does. stallman stands for free software more than free software does (for now).

the goal of free software is for all software to be free. the fsf and the gnu project both have taken paths that get farther from this goal, while stallman has continued to stand for them. if you really want to celebrate the true ideals of gnu and free software, you are celebrating stallman. not because he wants to be as important as free software-- im sure he wants free software to outlast him and to be bigger than he is.

but you wouldnt replace mlk day with "civil rights day" because mlk is too important a symbol for civil rights to do that. you can co-opt mlk day, its not impossible, but mlk will always be mlk-- and stallman will always be stallman. people will try-- have tried, to change that, but that doesnt really change. gnu may become microsoft gnu, the fsf may become a propaganda wing for ibm, but stallman never really ceases t... Show more...
#fsf
 
#fsf sept 17. of course, because its the day of the most important thing stallman did, which is create the gnu project.
#fsf
 
#fsf there should be a richard stallman day and that day should be sept. 27.

richard stallman would say it should be "free software day" or "gnu day"-- heres why i dont agree.

free software will be co-opted, and we should defend it. but they will co-opt it by attacking stallman. gnu is also co-opted. if you call it gnu day, it will stand as much for the people co-opting it as the project itself.

stallman is as important to software freedom as mlk is to the civil rights movement. mlk has streets named after him-- he was not the last important leader, but he was and is of vital historical importance.

in the context of the software world, stallman is just as important. he would rather we call it free software day or gnu day, but by calling it richard stallman day we celebrate and stand for the true lineage of the free software movement and the gnu project, rather than those who co-opt it for corporations and monopolies (and who attack stallman).
#fsf
 
#fsf anything that i have tagged with #fsf is public domain, per my profile-- and you are not only free to reshare it, you are free to quote all or part of it, use it for any purpose-- i will be making this #cc0 as well, as a more formal (universal) public domain dedication.

this is intended as a book project. but ideally, the goal is to make it a bigger book project than ive already done, and a pinboard is needed to collect and organise things. i thought about a lot of different ways of doing this.

ultimately this is about the free software foundation as well-- and their failure to stand for our freedom in 2019 and 2020. so even those who say this should not use the #fsf tag, i dont agree. this is about them, too.
#fsf #cc0
 
#fsf this is about free software-- not "open source".

open source is a perfect example of what gnu and the free software foundation are becoming. in the past, there was a distinction between free software and open source-- the distinction was that free software was about freedom, while open source was created to make it easier to promote free-software-like-ideas and development to monopolies and corporations who would be uncomfortable with the idea of freedom-- or the word "free" itself.

a lot of people are comfortable saying "free and open source", so the word "free" cant be that bad.

but while the phrases "free software" and "gnu/linux" used to be shibboleths which told you that you were dealing with someone who cares about your freedom-- today, thanks to the free software foundation selling out stallman and the rest of us, these are becoming more like virtue signaling.

please dont take this to mean that you shouldnt say "gnu" or shouldnt use the term "free software"-- it only means... Show more...
#fsf
 
#fsf (tagged to make it public domain, per my profile) taking money from people who fight against software freedom does not result in fighting for freedom. it leads to lip service and compromised goals.

this is not hypothetical. it has already been talked about at length-- it will be talked about further as well, but it is not hypothetical-- this is about the free software foundation abandoning its mission. it does not stand for things-- it creates platitudes and lip service.

define software freedom, define the goals of software freedom, and you will find that while the platitudes are many, the actions betray movement farther and farther from the goals. it isnt about freedom anymore-- its about funding and convenience, at the cost of freedom. there is nothing wrong with freedom AND convenience, of course. the problem is sacrificing freedom, of putting convenience as a priority over what matters most. we should try to make freedom more convenient when possible. but not by abandoning the very things we stand for.
#fsf
 
#fsf is a public tag-- if you feel as i do, that the free software foundation will never stand for freedom again, and you would like to rejoin me in reclaiming it for people who care about software freedom-- i welcome you to join me in this act of defiance (and celebration of software freedom).
#fsf
 
#fsf is a public tag-- if you feel as i do, that the free software foundation will never stand for freedom again, and you would like to rejoin me in reclaiming it for people who care about software freedom-- i welcome you to join me in this act of defiance.
#fsf
 
#fsf the future of software freedom (which probably wont be the title) was going to be called:

"the end of gnu, the worthless fsf, and the future of free software" -- these are all themes that will be relevant. ive spent lots of time talking about how the fsf is going to become a worthless shell of its former self-- just like npr, which is run by the bill and m foundation.

the problem with gnu is that in the future, it will be run primarily by people who dont care about why gnu exists. its already shifting towards being run by people who think the point of gnu is software-- the primary point of gnu is freedom. its only about software at all, because it has to be. you cant have software freedom without software. but that doesnt mean software is the point-- its the means.
#fsf
 
#fsf now stands for the future of software freedom.

thats what the hashtag stands for, not the organisation. the organisation stands for the failure of software freedom.

if the free software foundation is going to be co-opted by giafam, the hashtag might as well be reclaimed by people who care about free software.
#fsf
 
Software Development Isn't Social (Control) Media http://techrights.org/2020/06/08/software-development-smart-shiny/ #deletegithub #fsf #gnu #freesw #monopolies
 
#quote of the week: #fsf #deletegithub #gnu ← this is about all of these
“…don’t try to fix existing organizations. Start new ones. It’s sad yet there we are.”

– zoobab
 
#quote of the week: #fsf #deletegithub #gnu <- this is about all of these
"...don't try to fix existing organizations. Start new ones. It's sad yet there we are."

-- zoobab
 
FIRST, #deletegithub

THEN, talk to me about freedom.

thats my new motto-- if youre talking about freedom, privacy or helping users, but youre not deleting github, youre talking bullshit. im not here to help you promote GIAFAM. theyre fascist, and you should know better. #fsf #gnu #notfreebutopen #astroturfing
 
bundling is the antithesis of freedom. if they bundle a cynical, corporate take on "diversity" with serfdom, now you cant resist the serfdom because they will say youre against the diversity.

not hypothetical! it has destroyed all the key free software projects-- it destroyed osi, mozilla, apache, lf, it has destroyed debian, gcc-- and the gnu project. corporations have taken control of every single one of these-- via proxy demands to let them handle who has access to the projects (and who doesnt). if corporations control access, guess what! they own the project. oops?

#fsf #traitors #ibm
 
Fuiiing #redhat calls #df a "LINUX COMMAND" but it's bloody #GNU with (C) #FSF https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/four-tips-df #IBM is cancelling those whom it exploited
 
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