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10.06.19

Linux Foundation: Firing All GNU/Linux-Oriented Journalists and Giving Jobs to Microsoft

Posted in GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 10:43 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

With a budget of about $100,000,000 per year (no tax to pay) the Linux Foundation pays only a few developers

Linux Foundation fellows

Summary: The degree of service to GNU/Linux is very low (and proportionally decreasing) at the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation, which gives more jobs to Microsoft (GitHub) than to Linux

THE lack of commitment to Software Freedom necessitates affirmative action. Corporations might talk about “Linux” and “Open Source”, but they want GNU and its licence to go away along with the “F” word (freedom).

“The LF won’t mind seeing GNU/Linux deteriorating; all that matters to LF management is the LF; they even have their own logo which has nothing to do with Tux.”This is not a new problem, but several events over the past year, starting with Torvalds taking a ‘break’ and culminating in the ousting of Stallman, ought to alarm those of us who care about (and use) GNU/Linux.

A gentle reminder is in order; it’s a reminder that, amid the GNU/RMS/FSF storm, the Linux Foundation (LF) continues to outsource virtually EVERYTHING to Microsoft GitHub while rejecting GPL/copyleft. Jim Zemlin has lost his appetite for “Linux”. There’s simply more money in selling Linux to Microsoft or outsourcing the LF to Microsoft via GitHub.

What does the LF still do for Linux? It pays the salaries of half a dozen people who code. See above (not all are Linux hackers).

What else does the LF do for Linux except 'diluting' the brand? Not much. Not anymore.

We already miss the old Linux.com. After nearly 2 decades as a news site Zemlin’s PAC, the LF, fired all the staff and all the editors. Not due to lack of funds, just lack of interest in Linux (and they never ever made a statement about this!).

Linux.com should have been kept running. Instead it became spammy and Google News recently delisted it (maybe 4-8 weeks ago, it’s difficult to say when exactly).

The LF won’t mind seeing GNU/Linux deteriorating; all that matters to LF management is the LF; they even have their own logo which has nothing to do with Tux. That right there says quite a lot.

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