04.16.19

A Linux Foundation Run by People Who Reject Linux is Like a Children’s Charity Whose Management Dislikes Children

Posted in GNU/Linux at 3:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

‘Monetising’ a brand, that’s all

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Summary: We remain concerned about the lack of commitment that the Linux Foundation has for Linux; much of the Linux Foundation’s Board, for example, comes from hostile companies

ASIDE from the EPO and USPTO coverage we’ve begun covering Linux Foundation matters. We’ve resumed taking a look at issues we used to cover a decade ago, seeing that a decade later things have only gotten a lot worse. We probably ought to have covered it before, but it didn’t seem like a priority in the wake of Alice and EPO scandals (2014).

“The problem is that there’s no loyalty. These people don’t even use Linux, they just use the brand “Linux”.”Over the past couple of months we’ve been exchanging messages with a lot of people, some of whom were regular readers and others were high-profile names, including former insiders. We’ve also asked site members to scan some tweets and we found some other interesting things, such as Jono Bacon no longer using GNU/Linux. He uses a “Mac”-branded PC now, just like Jim Zemlin, whom he calls a friend. So much for “Linux” Foundation…

The Foundation is nowadays all about Zemlin and his pack (or PAC). They sell press coverage. You pay, they cover your company. They have insiders in the media. Inside the Boards.

The problem is that there’s no loyalty. These people don’t even use Linux, they just use the brand “Linux”. They enrich themselves (salaries in the millions) under the guise of “administration” and it rarely seems like Linux itself is a priority. The deeper we look, the worse it seems, so we shall continue our series later today.

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