09.09.19

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The Linux Foundation is a Tax-Exempt PR Firm With Glorified Trademark

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Marketing, Microsoft at 5:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

There’s often a misunderstanding because there’s “Linux” in the name Linux Foundation

Jono Bacon tweet
From the sponsor prospectus here

Summary: The decline of the Linux Foundation (as a credible group) means its substitution of technical staff with mindless parrots who spread lies for corporate sponsors (for a fee)

LAST week we began refactoring our Daily Links template so as to better suit topics we cover. Here at Techrights we shall soon be moving the Linux Foundation out of its (nested) Linux section because ~90% of the time this front group says and does things which have nothing at all to do with Linux. Today’s Linux Foundation, to put it quite bluntly, is a tax-exempt PR firm with a glorified trademark. Its sole aspiration is increase of revenue by all means possible.

It’s really sad and it is also worrying. The Linux Foundation has become little more than GitHub outsourcing services. That’s what it does on the ‘technical’ side, advocacy aside (advocacy like "Open Source loves Microsoft")…

“If you want openwashing, we’ll build something on a Microsoft proprietary software platform (GitHub is proprietary, in NSA PRISM)…”

“The Linux Foundation has become little more than GitHub outsourcing services.”That’s one of the main propositions of today’s Linux Foundation. It wasn’t always like that.

After sacking all Linux.com writers and editors back in April (notice how nobody in the media covered that) the Linux Foundation remains nothing but a PR agency. No journalists, just PR people. The sole editor of Linux.com proudly describes himself as “filmmaker”…

But he never made a single film!

So he’s not a filmmaker but a liar. “Vlogger” at best…

He is trying to attract as ‘clients’ people who want a “vlogger” with a channel in YouTube (like SiliconANGLE theCUBE). That’s just PR. “Guy with a camera…”

And Jono Bacon has once again unmasked himself (a few hours ago) as a marketing guy.

“Previously running marketing at EMC and Box, Whit has also advised numerous of companies…”

“He is trying to attract as ‘clients’ people who want a “vlogger” with a channel in YouTube (like SiliconANGLE theCUBE).”Bloody hell, Jono…

How much do they pay you per PR post? Any more than the thousands of dollars they pay for a tweet (see image at the top; it’s from the Linux Foundation’s brochure).

The sad thing is that Planet Ubuntu now amplifies marketing from Jono Bacon and his “clients”, even stuff that has nothing to do with GNU, Linux, Ubuntu or even FOSS.

What have you become, Jono?

The openwashing industry won’t call itself that (what it really is); watch out for groups, firms, companies or ‘trade groups’ whose income/revenue source is something like “consulting” or “sponsorship”; they’re not charities and there’s expectation of something in return. Bill Gates does it too.

“The openwashing industry won’t call itself that (what it really is); watch out for groups, firms, companies or ‘trade groups’ whose income/revenue source is something like “consulting” or “sponsorship”; they’re not charities and there’s expectation of something in return.”Openwashing by such large monopolies of proprietary software (and NSA collaborators) seems to be helping these monopolies recruit opportunistic defectors, who then become their moles. Even if they’re desperate for money, that doesn’t make a good excuse.

One reader has sent us this old article by Bob Weinstein. “You may be working for a corporate cult,” the headline warns. In a sense, this is what this foundation of Jim Zemlin became and we know who is worshiped.

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