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Eric S. Raymond (ESR): From Exposing Microsoft’s War on Free Software to Assisting Microsoft’s Takeover of Its Competition (Linux)

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, OSI at 6:36 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Top Gear Screaming, Laughter: ESR on militia

Summary: The symbiotic relationship between supremacist fascism and corporate takeover/domination is showing; notice how the so-called ‘news’ sites frame Linux as a sort of ‘asset’ of the ‘new Microsoft’

OVER the past week the media was flooded with ESR-fuelled conspiracy nonsense about Linux and Windows. All the articles we’ve found about it (so far) are catalogued here (there are at least 10 of them by now). We published this rebuttal a few hours after he had published his nonsense, but pingbacks and comments aren’t showing up at all (it was published on 2020-09-25, now it’s 2020-10-04). Is he trying to prevent/prohibit responses and refutations from becoming visible? Seems likely; he’s not in hospital again, is he? It only looks as though the post is open to comments/feedback; but none is ever showing up. It has been almost 10 days!

“The OSI, which he co-founded 22 years ago, is already an instrument of Microsoft monopoly.”To me, personally, ESR is no ally; he’s a supporter of despotic and fascistic regimes, but that’s just politics, right? Well, software freedom is a political matter as well and ESR’s attempts to ‘cancel’ both Richard Stallman and Free software (in the late 90s) aren’t to be forgotten.

Clarkson meme on wheel: Free software is 'radical'; Open source is... Microsoft GitHubContrary to what headlines say about ESR’s ravings and ramblings, he’s not suggesting that Windows will lose; instead he’s sort of egging on Microsoft, encouraging a sort of takeover. The OSI, which he co-founded 22 years ago, is already an instrument of Microsoft monopoly. The OSI is basically rogue and it’s a subject I’ve actively been discussing with Stallman lately.

The hallmark or the blueprint we find in the Linux Foundation is gradually being reapplied at more levels, as more institutions are being infiltrated by Microsoft. The same year that SFC, for example, pushed for the expulsion of Stallman (from his very own institution, which he founded and led for almost three and a half decades!) isn’t entirely random. It’s the same year it started taking money from Microsoft. Earlier this year it did the same thing again (took Microsoft money; sold keynotes to Microsoft) and the person who set it up became the General Manager of the OSI a couple of months back. Yes, the Microsoft-serving OSI. Which ESR co-founded. We’ll say more about these affairs some time tomorrow. These issues have become pressing, urgent, a high-priority risk.

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