• IBM: The Word “Master” is Rude (Except When We Use It Ourselves)

    Pointing out that IBM’s (and Red Hat’s) push to eliminate mostly innocuous words (the word “master” does not imply presence of slaves or a relationship like slavery) doesn’t match the words and behaviour of IBM itself

  • Links 13/10/2020: New KDE Plasma Release, Sailfish OS 3.4 and the Latest Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice

    Links for the day

  • Transcripts of Bill Gates’ Lies: Part III

    Techrights is curating and maintaining plain text versions of the Gates deposition of 1998, in which years if not decades of the company’s abuses were scrutinised in a face-to-face fashion

  • [Cartoon] Internal EPO Caricature About the Direction the Office Has Taken

    The “malicious gossip” at the EPO in Munich (Bavaria, Germany)

  • ZDNet Keeps Promoting Software Patents Agenda in Its ‘Linux’ Section

    The crazy idea that Linux should adapt to Microsoft and should embrace Microsoft’s non-standards is promoted in ZDNet this morning, in another OIN puff piece that overlooks Microsoft patent lawsuits over Linux

  • IRC Proceedings: Monday, October 12, 2020

    IRC logs for Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Reducing Resistance to Unjust Oligarchy and State Violence by Removing Words, Limiting Free Expression of Perfectly Valid Ideas and Facts

    The war on literature, on free expression and on dissemination of ideas isn’t unprecedented and didn’t start overnight; it is, however, greatly accelerating this year in the name of “protecting” us

  • Links 12/10/2020: LLVM 11.0.0 Release, GNU Linux-libre 5.9, Porteus Kiosk 5.1, Kdenlive 20.08.2 and Emperor-os Introduced

    Links for the day

  • Microsoft 2020 Spin: We’re a Tiny Little Startup Challenging Giant and Evil Monopolies

    Florian Müller, who studied this case in great depth and was even paid by Microsoft at one point, calls out Microsoft’s bluff, as does the judge

  • Transcripts of Bill Gates’ Lies: Part II

    Techrights is curating and maintaining plain text versions of the Gates deposition of 1998, in which years if not decades of the company’s abuses were scrutinised in a face-to-face fashion

  • When Bill Gates Pays a University Through His Friend Epstein (Sex Trafficker) to Call Buildings After Himself

    The closest RMS will ever get to paying (tribute to) the bill

  • Links 12/10/2020: New Linux Release, Pitivi 2020.09

    Links for the day

  • Richard Stallman (FSF) Was Right, Simon Phipps (OSI) Was Wrong

    The misuse of labels with clinically-charged insinuations is strongly being discouraged not only by those trying to control language but also clinicians (it’s considered unfair and professionally unethical to give a medical assessment of people whom you never actually assessed, especially if the goal is to slander them with words like “dyslexia”, “dementia” and “autism”)

  • IRC Proceedings: Sunday, October 11, 2020

    IRC logs for Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • Transcripts of Mr. Boies and Mr. Houck Examining Bill Gates’ Lies

    Techrights is curating and maintaining plain text versions of the Gates deposition of 1998, in which years if not decades of the company’s abuses were scrutinised in a face-to-face fashion

  • Bill Gates Deposition: The Closing Part, Albeit Not the End

    Microsoft’s antitrust violations have the company’s leader (ringleader?) and co-founder quizzed though he’s completely struggling to justify illegal actions for which there’s hard evidence (shown to him, serving to confront his lies and neutralise desperate evasion attempts)

  • Links 11/10/2020: Arch Conf 2020, Plasma 5.20 ‘is Nigh’

    Links for the day

  • The Open Source Initiative Cannot Lecture People on Manners and Tolerance (and Probably Never Could)

    Richard Stallman (RMS) is often on the receiving end of malicious insults unsupported by any clinical analysis; a proper critical analysis suggests that “Open Source” is inherently dishonest (stealing credit for other people’s work) and moreover intolerant

  • Remembering That Free Software Does Not Mean ‘Free’ Market (Deregulation) and It’s Typically a Response to Obscenely Deregulated and Monopolised Markets (Overt Concentration of Power and Therefore Wealth)

    In the same way the Establishment took over the antiwar movement (or pro-peace activism), currently we’re seeing the silent but very swift takeover of freedom-respecting software by those looking to take away that freedom and exploit the free labour of millions of volunteers worldwide

  • When They’re Done Eliminating Our Software Freedom They’ll Eliminate Our Freedom of Speech, Too

    The attack on people’s ability to express views or state facts is growing; it’s a matter of increasing urgency because very innocuous words are nowadays being removed from the (digital) dictionary and people who are outspoken get expelled, even if pertinent facts are on their side and they’re not being rude, just inconvenient to those in positions of power

  • GitHub’s Nat Friedman Defended Proprietary Software at Novell, So Why Not at Microsoft?

    GitHub’s modus operandi explained by Nat Friedman one and a half decades ago; Microsoft’s occupation (in the siege sense) against Free software has come a long way since

  • Bewaring Partisan Reflexes as They Distract From Important Issues Including Software Freedom

    “Lesser evilism” (landscape of voting out of panic, even for people who do not represent the voter’s interest) led to or bred political fanaticism that obscures if not distracts the general public from foremost objectives, such as climate change mitigation, global peace, access to health, food security and digital/tech rights; people bicker and shout at each other while nothing substantial is actually changing

  • IRC Proceedings: Saturday, October 10, 2020

    IRC logs for Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Trafficking Thousands of Underage Women/Girls for Sex is Not (and Was Never Ever) ‘No Worse Than Stealing a Bagel’

    We’ve assembled a bunch of reports from last October (almost exactly a year ago) because the questions raised in these reports remain unanswered by the parties that are not dead

  • Tolerance in the Age of Shrewd Corporate Entryism/Creep

    Zen of Free software isn’t possible to attain and also secure when people look to disrupt projects by interjecting into them unnecessary divisiveness that did not exist beforehand (until they came)

  • Passive-Aggressive Hypocrisy Defined: CommitChange Seemingly Committed to Corporate Takeover in the Name of Tolerance (Not of Everyone)

    The same people who tried to destabilise the FSF and oust its leader are doing the same thing to the OSI, which is rapidly turning into an advocacy group of proprietary software and monopolies (with openwashing)

  • Conspiracy Theories Have Successfully Distracted From Perfectly Legitimate and Real Scandals of Bill Gates in India, the Fertile Ground for Unethical Mass Experimentation on Humans

    There seems to be shrewd misdirection towards false claims, painting Mr. Gates’ critics as deranged and detached from reality; the facts, however, still exists and they’re still very damning/damaging to Mr. Gates, who views himself as self-appointed, life-long leader of the universe

  • Bill Gates Deposition: A Highly Privileged Thug in ‘Charity’ Clothing

    Antitrust violations and illegal behaviour by Bill Gates and Microsoft never truly stopped; today we examine the eleventh part of the Gates deposition tapes, which will be explained at a later point (in relation to current events)

  • The Activist Ethos for Free Software

    Why it is not the text of software which is free, it is the process of Free Software which is Free

  • Links 10/10/2020: Istio 1.6.12, Wine 5.19 and Wine-Staging 5.19, FreeBSD 12.2 RC2

    Links for the day

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