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07.06.20

They Tell the Free Software Community That It is Racist While Saying Nothing at All About Trump’s Racism (Because He Gives Them Government and Military Contracts)

Posted in DRM, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Kernel at 10:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

If they were genuinely against racism, they would have put up a statement condemning their president in their Web sites (but they don’t)

Star Trek Rand Sulu: Your software community is racist! But they say nothing about Trump saying 'kung flu' and 'Chinese virus'

Summary: While their president compares ‘foreign’ people to a virus (using innuendo, dog whistles and racist rhetoric reminiscent of the Nazi era) the big US corporations (American surveillance giants) turn their attention to rather innocuous words inside people’s code (which almost nobody sees anyway)

WITH over 3 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the US the virus is now a lot more “American” than “Chinese”. Notice how the GAFAM cabal, which shames the community over the presumption of racism, never issues a statement to condemn Trump. Funny that, eh?

Who is for racism (for personal gain) and who is against it?

“A day ago we checked who in Intel is pushing to remove allegedly ‘racist’ words from Linux. It’s the person who puts TPM inside it.”The answer should be almost self-evident.

Don’t let companies like Intel or Microsoft or Google tell you who’s racist. Also don’t forget Red Hat’s (IBM) past and present. They have no moral authority/high ground to stand on.

A day ago we checked who in Intel is pushing to remove allegedly 'racist' words from Linux (no, not “slave”; it goes way beyond that). It’s the person who puts TPM inside it (we leave out names and links; it’s in IRC logs). Oh, so much for freedom and goodwill. Maybe guilt. Over one’s controversial technical ‘contributions’… (Intel also puts DRM inside the kernel!)

Readers can decide what offends them more, DRM in Linux or some curse words (which the compiler rubs off anyway).

Talk about priorities, sir. Maybe it’s more urgent to learn from the past and deal with ongoing, naked and blatant racism. Not some parameter names which someone can (mis)interpret as ‘racist’.

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