02.12.21

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What Microsoft Did to the Raspberry Pi Foundation is Part of a Broader Anti-GNU/Linux Strategy

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 1:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

When Microsoft says it “loves Linux” it just begs for gates to open for the Trojan horse

Look out
Don’t call them “moles” (even if they act like them)

Summary: We’re being told some stories about Microsoft people who have long blasted and sought to undermine GNU/Linux trying to do the same from the inside (because it’s easier to take something down when you are placed closer to it)

THE fifth part of the series about the Raspberry Pi Foundation was the last one because we’ve chosen to split that apart from related issues that merit another angle and focus. Today’s and yesterday’s coverage of Raspberry Pi blunders shows that the story is still resonating and spreading. The underlying problem is not unique to the Foundation; as we saw in the case of Intel, Microsoft relies on cult tactics to interject Visual Studio into places that would otherwise reject it.

“As it turns out, based on what we’re told, Microsoft uses the same tactics against other people and projects.”The lesson of the Raspberry Pi saga/blunders is that workplaces and projects must learn to reject Microsoft or pay a high/heavy price. Techrights broke this story about 10 days ago and have seen nearly 100 articles and blog posts on that matter, not to mention social control media posts/comments. This has cost the Foundation an enormous amount of money and it continues to damage its reputation among clients and partners/developers.

“Microsoft has basically taken its war on software freedom to new levels with its anti-Linux teams “hiring decisions”.”As it turns out, based on what we’re told, Microsoft uses the same tactics against other people and projects. The hardest part is telling some of the stories (or examples) without giving away the identity of sources, who might otherwise suffer retaliation for speaking out (we already have some evidence to that effect, as recent as last week). Bear with us as we assess how to cover this story without risk to sources.

Microsoft has basically taken its war on software freedom to new levels with its anti-Linux teams “hiring decisions”. (Based on communications leaked to us from last month)

“Be wary and suspicious of Microsoft. Don’t let them bribe and poach people.”It’s also worth noting that the Linux Foundation has just boosted non-Linux kernels (hosted on Microsoft servers) and software patents.

Be wary and suspicious of Microsoft. Don’t let them bribe and poach people. The company has ideas! They have a strategy. Those aren’t some random moves. They also knew very well why they had been ambushing GitHub for takeover since 2014. They predicted the exodus, the losses, but did so anyway.

“They [Microsoft] have the deepest of pockets, unlimited ambition, and they are willing to lose money for years and years just to make sure that you don’t make any money, either. And they are mean, REALLY mean.”

Robert X. Cringely

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