Bonum Certa Men Certa

ZDNet Embeds Placements for Anti-Free Software Companies

ZDNet



Summary: ZDNet caught again with its pants down as it lets familiar foes of Free software publish an 'article' to advance business agenda

WHEN Jason Perlow defended Miguel de Icaza and attacked Richard Stallman, we gave him the benefit of the doubt. His post was not appreciated by Linux Today's readership, though. The comments say it all. At ZDNet, where Microsoft employees are commenting anonymously at the request of the employer, comments are rather hostile towards Stallman, whereas in Linux Today the replies vary from blunt to more polite. Kurt, for example, wrote:



Autor is very inflammatory, as well as uniformed. Thinks that Miquel wrote GTK among other things. The article is so anti Stallman it is weird. Then the talkbacks start immediately in support of his position and begin to belittle and slam free software. I smell a rat. Why bother to link to articles like this? They are of no value.


Here is a ruder response:

As people have been questioning about Jason Perlow a few days ago when he whined about not able to be exclusive with GNU/Linux, he seems more and more to be a newly recruited Microsoft "consultant" (read "shill"), attacking FOSS at every chance.


Rainer Weikusat had his own intereresting take not only on Perlow's attitude but also about another piece of FUD from ZDNet. It received many people's attention this week for being obvious FUD and Weikusat argued that it's not FUD, just lies and marketing. Here is his message in full:

It is ZD-NET UK publishing blatant lies in order to help the business goals of Nominum, Inc, a company that is listed as official sponsor of the development of bind9 at the ISC-page available here: . https://www.isc.org/software/bind/history . That's the 'freeware DNS implementation' this guy is referring to and the very company he is working for has (also) paid ISC to develop it.


It is not unusual for ZDNet to do this. The other day we mentioned FUD against Free software which came from ZDNet's sister site, silicon.com. This FUD later spread to the various ZDNet sites too, which revealed ZDNet's real agenda or biases. People who care about news, as opposed to business agenda, should really know better.

novell-chair



Recent Techrights' Posts

Sven Luther, Lucy Wayland & Debian's toxic culture
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
 
Links 19/04/2024: Israel Fires Back at Iran and Many Layoffs in the US
Links for the day
Russell Coker & Debian: September 11 Islamist sympathy
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Sven Luther, Thomas Bushnell & Debian's September 11 discussion
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
G.A.I./Hey Hi (AI) Bubble Bursting With More Mass Layoffs
it's happening already
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, April 18, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, April 18, 2024
Coroner's Report: Lucy Wayland & Debian Abuse Culture
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Links 18/04/2024: Misuse of COVID Stimulus Money, Governments Buying Your Data
Links for the day
Gemini Links 18/04/2024: GemText Pain and Web 1.0
Links for the day
Gemini Links 18/04/2024: Google Layoffs Again, ByteDance Scandals Return
Links for the day
Gemini Links 18/04/2024: Trying OpenBSD and War on Links Continues
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
IRC logs for Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
North America, Home of Microsoft and of Windows, is Moving to GNU/Linux
Can it top 5% by year's end?
[Meme] The Heart of Staff Rep
Rowan heartily grateful
Management-Friendly Staff Representatives at the EPO Voted Out (or Simply Did Not Run Anymore)
The good news is that they're no longer in a position of authority
Microsofters in 'Linux Foundation' Clothing Continue to Shift Security Scrutiny to 'Linux'
Pay closer attention to the latest Microsoft breach and security catastrophes
Links 17/04/2024: Free-Market Policies Wane, China Marks Economic Recovery
Links for the day
Gemini Links 17/04/2024: "Failure Is An Option", Profectus Alpha 0.5 From a Microsofter Trying to Dethrone Gemini
Links for the day
How does unpaid Debian work impact our families?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Microsoft's Windows Falls to All-Time Low and Layoffs Reported by Managers in the Windows Division
One manager probably broke an NDA or two when he spoke about it in social control media
When you give money to Debian, where does it go?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
How do teams work in Debian?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Joint Authors & Debian Family Legitimate Interests
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Bad faith: Debian logo and theme use authorized
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 17/04/2024: TikTok Killing Youth, More Layoff Rounds
Links for the day
Jack Wallen Has Been Assigned by ZDNet to Write Fake (Sponsored) 'Reviews'
Wallen is selling out. Shilling for the corporations, not the community.
Links 17/04/2024: SAP, Kwalee, and Take-Two Layoffs
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
IRC logs for Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day