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The “Open Organisations” With Their ‘Open’ Cages

Posted in Deception, Humour, IBM, Red Hat at 7:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Open? More like “Oh; pen!” (of sheep, entry is free!)

Wayland, Systemd, .NET Core and The “Open Organisation”

Summary: We’d like to propose the term “open cages” (akin to “golden cages”) as a lot of the openwashing ‘industry’ offers just that — a kind of glorified prison — because the cages are not really open, they just certainly look like it


Microsoft is Always Behind

Posted in Humour, Microsoft, Videos at 8:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Always Behind: Microsoft loves us, Behind you, Come again?

Summary: As Sir Humphrey Appleby famously said in Yes Minister: “It is necessary to get behind someone in order to stab them in the back.”

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

Thomas Jefferson


Freedom Levels

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, Humour at 12:05 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Freedom Levels: Android, F-Droid, GNU/Linux, HURD, RMS

Summary: Android, F-Droid, GNU/Linux, HURD, and RMS; which level of freedom do you strive for?

Microsoft Loves You!

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Humour, Microsoft, OIN, OSI at 5:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft, OSI, OIN, LF and a GNU/Linux User
Follow the money (some profit if Microsoft wins this duel)

Summary: How many/most GNU/Linux users feel nowadays, emotionally and institutionally orphaned or homeless when various groups are paid by Microsoft to spread the lie/fiction that “Microsoft loves Linux”


Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement (UPCA) Will be Ratified in the Year 202020

Posted in Deception, Europe, Humour, Patents at 12:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent (not sarcastic like this article): 13 Years of UPC Promises

Bus ride
Hurry up and don’t be late, Alex Ramsay.

Summary: This is the year! This is the year! It’s coming “real soon now!” They promise!

GOOD news, Team UPC! The Unitary Patent or Unified Patent Court (UPC) is coming! It’s coming soon. 202020! Yes, for real! Party like it’s tomorrow already.

António Campinos is already preparing the top floor of the European Patent Office’s (EPO) building in Munich, stacking the shelves of his personal pub with Battistelli‘s favourite wines. Forget about 35 U.S.C. § 101; leave your worries at the door; software patents are coming to European courts (the ones the EPO controls) and maybe the ‘Kats’ too will join the party. “All views expressed are my own and do not represent those of my employer,” insists the ‘Kat’ who honestly thinks that the independence of EPO judges is just a waste of time (profits before justice!). As if the massive salary from Big Pharma does not impact one’s position on EPO policies…

Earlier this week we saw this new press release (e.g. in PRNewswire) that includes:

Where is the Unitary Patent?

It’s coming soon, sorry you didn’t get the message! In 202020! Real soon! Someone should tell Alex.

ResearchAndMarkets.com (Research and Markets) keeps pushing this as a mere question. How dare they? Alex says UPC will come in 2021, not 202020. How pessimistic of him…

We took note of similar Research and Markets press releases in the past, insinuating UPC is right on its way and several times earlier this month CEIPI tweeted UPC advocacy. Yes, Battistelli’s employer. Battistelli may have reached retirement age several years ago (making him ineligible for the EPO job he had held), but certainly he’ll live on — like a zombie — until 202020 when he can finally wear the UPC crown he has long craved.

Long live the king. King Battistelli. Kong Stad. King and Kong of UPC.


Open Source Trusting Microsoft

Posted in Humour, Microsoft at 12:24 am by Guest Editorial Team

Context: Jim Zemlin: Open Source Loves Microsoft

Microsoft loves Linux and Open Source loves Microsoft

Summary: Microsoft isn’t there to look after whatever competes against Windows and its proprietary ‘crown jewels’; it’s just there to undermine the competition by complete control


Microsoft Loves Open Source

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Humour, Microsoft at 2:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GitHub: Cake? We'll have some, thank you!

WSL cartoon

Summary: Eating the cake and keeping it fake (GitHub is merely a proprietary software trap, just like WSL)


Merry Xmas From Microsoft, the Company That Says It “Loves Linux”

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Humour, Microsoft at 5:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Says he loves 'Open Source'. Adds naughty 'telemetry' (surveillance) to code published in GitHub, which is proprietary software.

Summary: Seasonal greetings from the company that loves Linux “well done” with seasonings like pepper and gravy

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