09.25.21

The Corporate Coup Against the Soul of the Free Software Community Is Not Over

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Kernel at 9:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 7aae2b19743ecec30dc69a131f5871dd

Summary: The erosion of community role in the development of GNU/Linux is a growing problem; part of the problem is that large corporations target technical and philosophical (perceived) leaders in coordinated smear campaigns, led by media they own

THE operating system many people who read Techrights are using was developed in the mid 80s. It was developed initially by a man in his 30s, who recently embarked on a visit to eastern Europe to give talks in spite of all the mobbing from the media, mostly distracting from actual Epstein enablers and allies such as Bill Gates.

In the early 90s a young student from Finland developed an operating system kernel known as Linux. Together with the former, GNU, it adds up to a solid operating system with many pertinent programs, including GNU core utilities (new major release yesterday).

“Just like the Web, which was captured by large and monopolistic corporations that eventually put DRM in it, Linux is being captured by some of those same corporations and their agenda is similar.”These two gentlemen and their friends spent decades developing a system which some have dubbed “revolution OS” — an operating system (OS) which gradually replaces proprietary ones in every sector, whether it’s servers or small devices (like phones). With locked-down things like handheld consoles and Chromebooks — not that they advance freedom in any meaningful way — this “revolution OS” (GNU/Linux) is fast becoming the de facto standard everywhere.

It’s not too shocking that the big corporations are trying to control both GNU and Linux. But in order to accomplish this they’ve been trying to implement coups, a slow process by which they gradually weaken a community role or ownership (Linux Foundation is all about passing ownership to its sponsors).

“The trouble started when it [the Linux Foundation] cancelled the community representation…”
      –Techrights Associate
The video above is inspired by a chat we had this morning.

since doing this video the total number of known (to Lupa) Gemini capsules jumped a couple more to 1,668. We’ll exceed 2,000 some time soon, maybe in a couple of months. Just like the Web, which was captured by large and monopolistic corporations that eventually put DRM in it, Linux is being captured by some of those same corporations and their agenda is similar.

We need to resist the coup. This means we need to support the founders, even those we don't always agree with. Power vacuums are almost always being filled by corporations, which sometimes themselves engineer those vacuums based on false pretexts. This accurately describes what has been done to Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux.

“That CoC crap did its job in distracting from the infiltration and destruction. Heck, they even signed Linus up for unnecessary treatment.”
      –Techrights Associate
“Linus needs to take his trademark, fork the code, and walk,” an associate of ours notes. “I hope he has at least given the idea consideration. I presume that regardless of his inclinations he is afraid of the huge amount of administrivia and financing required to start anew. The trouble started when it [the Linux Foundation] cancelled the community representation [...] the removal of community representation was a huge warning [as] the corruption arrived quickly. What could be done to ensure a slower takeover of a replacement institution? A lot of it comes down to the individuals participating and their integrity. However, they are supported in staying on track by sound guidelines and maybe the right charter. That CoC crap did its job in distracting from the infiltration and destruction. Heck, they even signed Linus up for unnecessary treatment.”

“In Business Insider,” I’ve noted, “they stated clearly that he had been signed for therapists as if he was mentally ill. Smacks of Communist Russia. I regard that a form of self-humiliation and degradation, akin to what was done to Assange to demoralise him [and] the stallman.org site has not been the same. RMS-lite, Linus-lite. That’s how the authorities like it. Self-censorship. Lithuania says that China now enforces this using ‘phones’.”

“With Assange lies and disinformation still circulate. And some of those who were actively spreading those lies are still around in FOSS circles…”
      –Techrights Associate
The associate says that “inappropriate, wrong, and unnecessary medical treatment was / is used as a form of torture.”

“With Assange lies and disinformation still circulate. And some of those who were actively spreading those lies are still around in FOSS circles…”

It may sound like it’s all just “old news”, but it is not. “The important thing is to show both that it has been a long-term problem and that it is highly relevant in the current environment,” the associate stresses.

09.24.21

[Meme] ‘Linux’ Foundation is Greenwashing Microsoft Again, Misusing the Linux Brand Like Nobody’s Business

Posted in Deception, Microsoft at 2:46 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Same time last year (September 2020): Linux Foundation Works for Microsoft

Microsoft greenwashing in TFIR
Microsoft greenwashing in ZDNet
The Linux Foundation is being paid by Microsoft for PR services even while Microsoft continues to attack Linux; these “media partners” of the so-called ‘Linux’ foundation profit from lying.

Summary: Microsoft has weaponised the Linux brand to dub a toxic company like itself (helping notoriously polluting companies and generating lots of waste, both directly and through planned obsolescence, inefficient software, DRM, etc.) as “green”

ZDNet Has Failed

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 8:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 14f143a95d57025c304dd3023a95cf32

Summary: ZDNet is on the decline and its demise appears to have greatly accelerated in recent months; we take a quick look at this month’s coverage and explain the conflict of interest (it’s PR, not news, and it’s far too shallow/blatant to simply overlook)

FOR those who are not familiar — or barely familiar — with the antics of ZDNet, see our wiki on this subject. It won’t take long to understand, even based on the headings alone. The good news is, the site is perishing and little of what’s left of it spilled over to a sister site called TechRepublic, a mixture of Microsoft operatives and paid-for puff pieces.

“The network behind ZDNet perished 2-3 years ago.”As it turns out, lying to people may be a profitable business model, but only in the short term. Sooner or later people walk away (earlier today we mentioned conflict of interest in Bill Gates coverage).

ZDNet screenshotA few days ago, by mere serendipity (and by accident rather) I clicked on a ZDNet link because it had Torvalds/Linux in the headline. See on the right what I was presented with. Does that make any sense to anyone? The connection between those two things is at best imaginary, fictional. But when Microsoft operatives run the ‘news’ site they tend to view everything from a Microsoft lens. As I noted in the video above, Microsoft is the very first category to be listed in the site’s menu and it’s almost the only brand name in that menu. Earlier this week they published not one but two puff pieces about the latest 'research' stunt from the Linux Foundation. Why? Follow the money…

The network behind ZDNet perished 2-3 years ago. Defunct as of December 4th, 2019 (21 months ago) although CBS Corporation was already facing issues prior to that. But now ZDNet itself is dying. Just 7-8 stories in the “Linux” section (mostly sponsored junk) were posted in the first 24 days of September. It used to be about 2 stories per day and most of those were anti-Linux or an attack on facts, even malicious slander. When ZDNet collapses completely we won’t miss it. We’ll just sigh in relief and say, “good riddance…”

Princess Bride: What better than Microsoft propaganda? Microsoft propaganda masked in 'Linux' clothing

NPR and PBS, Both Funded by Bill Gates, Try to Save Him

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception at 4:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yestserday: [Meme] Bill Gates Keeps Digging Himself Deeper in the Grave Each Time He Speaks (it’s the Gates “media tour” again, and he chooses media that he controls and pays)

PBS on Gates

Summary: Bill Gates continues to corrupt the media and corrupt social control media (such as Twitter) using his money

Contrary to what the headline at the top says, this is classic paid-for fluff. The interview noted above is totally ‘softball’. The questions could be asked better and it was probably carefully choreographed for PR purposes. Bill Gates comes across as guilty as hell, pretending it was only about “dinners” (usually he sends other people to speak about that). Remember he pays PBS and NPR, both of which give him a platform with those questions added only at the end. Are NPR and PBS trying to do reputation laundering for Gates just to justify to themselves taking bribes from him?

“Are NPR and PBS trying to do reputation laundering for Gates just to justify to themselves taking bribes from him?”Gates says: “well, he’s dead” (about Jeffrey Epstein). Yes, Bill, and your right-hand man is right there in his will. Will NPR and PBS ever publicly admit it was a mistake to take bribes from Gates or will they carry on trying to ‘fix’ his image (while even his wife and his best friends walk away from him)? Using media that he has been paying for over a decade he is interjecting himself into “the news” again, using publications/channels that do not disclose this and downplay the true severity of the situation. Meanwhile he buys a lot of public land, captures decision-making authorities, and then funnels public (taxpayers’) money into his own pockets. Same ol’ modus operandi.

Also yesterday: How big corporations and Bill Gates took over the UN food Summit – The Grayzone

09.23.21

[Meme] Bill Gates Keeps Digging Himself Deeper in the Grave Each Time He Speaks

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception at 4:43 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Speaking Through Spokespeople is a Sign of Weakness, Such as Non-Denying and False Denials (or: Bill Gates Never Denied His Connections to MIT Through Jeffrey Epstein)

Gates and Trump: 'Well, he's dead.' General Mark Milley Apologises for enabling racist Trump Template

Gates NPR interview

Gates NPR

Summary: These sorts of ‘interviews’ with Gates’ own propaganda mills (he also pays Twitter now) aren’t going to improve his image; people aren’t infinitely gullible (Source)

Linux Foundation and Other ‘Diploma Mills’ Say There’s Demand for Their Products in Their New ‘Research’ (Marketing)

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Marketing at 4:26 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum bf9a28ebbc76b6f04c43a67369a86239

Summary: The so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation (LF), together with edX, are basically marketing their services and products, but this is disguised as 'research' (a false narrative widely parroted by shallow and paid-for media partners of theirs), piggybacking brands like “Linux” and buzzwords like “Open Source” (even when they promote proprietary things, e.g. memorisation of proprietary GUIs)

THE SALARY of Jim Zemlin and his den of nepotism (the Zemlin PAC) requires selling tons of junk, otherwise they will keep operating at a loss. Like Mozilla, they lose money by overpaying themselves. Zemlin is to Linux what Baker is to Mozilla/Firefox.

“It’s a cabal of corporations with a mission to control the public.”In recent years (mostly the past year) Zemlin et al shifted focus to exams and certification in order to fill the gap left by cancelled in-person events (the former cash cow of the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation) and having edX as the paid-for shill of revisionism [1, 2] — paid by LF/Zemlin PAC (indoctrination and corporate training disguised as “ed” or “education”) — means there there are overlapping interests. Mutually beneficial, sure, but not beneficial to the general public. It’s a cabal of corporations with a mission to control the public.

Most of the video above goes through most of the latest LF puff pieces, which I’ve studied patiently and piled up over the course of this week. I hope my explanation makes sense despite it being spontaneous and unscripted, i.e. the usual.

09.22.21

Socially- or Corporate- or Centrally-Controlled Surveillance, Censorship and Throttling is Not Media

Posted in Deception, Site News at 7:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum ea7d35a3c92713cba617790959ad7af7

Summary: The 'social control media' situation is getting out of hand; in YouTube, for example, there’s a broad revolt against strict editorial control by Google and in Twitter it seems like ordinary users aren’t shown so much to people who actually “follow” them

AS we noted earlier this month, Twitter seems to be 'hiding' ordinary accounts, maybe in favour of “bigger” and “high-profile” accounts like celebrities and infamous demagogues, in effect transforming the platform into mainstream media without non-conformist views (for better “engagement”, even if that means more misinformation and suppression of free speech).

“I know for sure that it’s definitely not the same as before as I see the same in other accounts, starting at almost the exact same time.”I admit upfront that I do not understand the nature of the change and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Users need to communicate with one another and may have to work ‘in reverse’ or sort of reverse-engineer what they’re doing in Twitter, the company; they’re not transparent and definitely not upfront about it, so we need to assess the outcome and try to figure out what algorithms are used to arrive at it. I know for sure that it’s definitely not the same as before as I see the same in other accounts, starting at almost the exact same time. Google did the same in YouTube months ago, hence we compared YouTube’s changes to Twitter’s.

The video above shows some related evidence, based on my personal account, which I stopped using last year (it’s just passively reposting what I publish elsewhere). In order to better understand what’s going on we kindly ask readers to check if they were similarly affected about 3 weeks ago. The patterns observed can help draw some conclusions, or at least form a better understanding. We want the hard facts. As we noted last year (in relation to Twitter becoming strictly JavaScript-only), there’s almost no press coverage at all about what goes on at Twitter on a technical level. Astoundingly enough, nobody deems it worthy of reporting.

“The patterns observed can help draw some conclusions, or at least form a better understanding.”Either way, social control media if not the World Wide Web as a whole is a monopoly over information; sure, anyone can in theory participate, but not everyone gets the same visibility (some get actively blocked, shadowbanned, deplatformed and so on).

09.21.21

[Meme] The Best Quality Propaganda

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 7:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

IAM lies
Yesterday, IAM announced its annual ritual

EPO is the best quality; European Authorities, EPO Management
Benoît Battistelli already bought the officials, not just ‘media’ like IAM (paid by the EPO’s PR firm)

Summary: The António Campinos-led EPO is still a never-ending propaganda machine; the media isn’t fact-checking or investigating anything, so of course that propaganda goes largely unchallenged and the propagandists (like Joff Wild) profit from it

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