02.03.21

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Raspberry Pi Foundation is Trying to Cover Up Its Deal With the Devil by Censoring Its Own Customers

Posted in GNU/Linux, Hardware, Microsoft at 7:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Our findings about Eben Upton’s company turn out to be true and the reality is even worse than we initially thought

THE users of Raspberry Pi, who paid a lot of money to the company (or foundation), aren’t happy. We saw lots of forum threads this morning, following yesterday's article that had spread quite far.

“The founder of the company (Mr. Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton) should move closer to freedom, not Microsoft.”The responses we’ve seen so far (from the company) are borderline laughable if not insulting. The nature of what they did turned out to be worse than we initially estimated and there’s definitely a decision being made somewhere inside the company, not an outsider. It’s not an accident, either.

A lot more details can be found in today’s IRC logs (to be published tomorrow morning), but the above video touches some of the more important points.

Eben UptonThis isn’t the first time Microsoft is “having a go at” the company (or foundation), as they previously attempted to shoehorn Windows into the Raspberry Pi. It never quite worked as we stopped hearing about it after endless backlash.

Did the Raspberry Pi folks not learn their lesson from that last time? More rounds of “Microsoft loves Linux” are just as phony as the older ones and openwashing of Microsoft proprietary software changes none of that.

The founder of the company (Mr. Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton) should move closer to freedom, not Microsoft. Otherwise, some of his biggest supporters and fans can quickly become the loudest critics.

Does his company not understand its customers? Does it only pretend not to?

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