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The Myth of an Aging (or Dying) GNU/Linux Leadership

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Dec 06, 2023,
updated Dec 06, 2023

Self-fulfilling prophecies as a tactic? This guy habitually (even about a month ago!) talks about GNU/Linux leaders like they're dead already and deserve public blasting for not appointing a 'heir'. Their malicious tongues can be attributed to their love of Microsoft, not mere envy.

Blue wildebeest standing near trees

THE reasonably recent news about Richard Stallman's health condition alarmed some people, even though he says (based on what medical professionals tell him) that "he will probably live many more years". Dr. Stallman is 70 (as of this past summer) and his right-hand man, Alex Oliva (Linux-libre), just turned 50 years old on roughly the same season (born 24 July 1973). Eben Moglen (born July 13 1959) is not even at age of retirement (not yet) and when it comes to the kernel, Linux, Linus Torvalds isn't old at all. 3 weeks from now he turns 54 (born 28 December 1969) and in his very recent public appearance he looked in better health/shape than in recent years. From SJVN's latest article:

Torvalds this year

Looks okay. Right?

The corporate media likes to cause a panic about most kernel and GNU developers being "old" (rather than experienced) in an effort to promote corporate "shakeups" if not coups. It's a casual smear or "theme". That's rather funny given how that same media condemns and lectures us about the evils of "ageism" (the Linux Foundation does this lecturing but engages in grotesque ageism).

If "ageism" is that bad, dear media, then swallow your own pill. By some people's standards, I (at 41) am "old" and need to step aside already. Maybe for being some "evil old man"...

The projection tactics and hypocrisy are profound. Guess how old the owners of that media are...

“Well enough for old folks to rise early, because they have done so many mean things all their lives they can`t sleep anyhow.”

--Mark Twain

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