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Microsoft Can Never Make a Comeback Anymore, the Community is Shutting It Out

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Jun 17, 2024

We're relying on the real community, not fake ones or coopted ones.

Alpine Village of Helen, Georgia, USA.

THE world is changing. Openwashing is a passing fad. People know better. They move on. As Bruce Perens put it: "Open Source will go on as it is today. Post-Open will never call itself Open Source, but you can dual-license Open Source and Post-Open and start getting paid. Users who join the paid license (to get the rights to exclusively Post-Open licensed software) also pay for dual-licensed Open Source."

Perens isn't supporting what today's OSI is doing (a bunch of defectors, serving Microsoft et al), so he created his own new thing [1, 2].

At the moment it looks like Google is stealing Windows' lunch. It's starving Microsoft's cash cow and common carrier. No more Monopoly Rents? No more proprietary operating systems?

"Only the desktop has been held back," an associate explains. "All other areas are basically dominated by Linux. That put LT [Linus Torvalds] in the situation of being one of the world's most influential or powerful men back while he was still in charge of the project. Like RMS [Richard M. Stallman] he had a tendency to defend the GPL and that really rubbed some interests the wrong way, as we know."

Well, RMS has managed to make things work better at the FSF, according Alexandre Oliva. As for LT, he is proactively distancing himself from Microsoft's vapourware and grifters' ploy. He ought to also distance himself from the Linux Foundation, which only devotes about 3% of its resources to his project (which it is named after).

Last but not least, the world is changing as people demand real security, not gimmicks like "Recall" and restricted (by Microsoft) boot. Chat Control can only motivate people to avoid proprietary operating systems and proprietary software in the EU.

We eagerly await another year of many articles (almost 200 per week). Remember: When You Touch One of Us You Touch All of Us. Nothing is getting censored and we're not afraid of Microsofters. We have a 100% source protection record and 100% censorship resistance record. That won't change [1, 2].

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