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Speaking Truth to Monopolies (or How to Write Guest Posts in Techrights)

"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."

--John Adams



Summary: We need to have more articles tackling the passage of all power -- especially when it comes to software -- to few large monopolies that disregard human rights or actively participate in their abolishment in the digital realm

I HAVE spent much of my adult life writing about (and against) software monopolies. I had done that before this site even existed. Seeing that the reach of Techrights is growing and more people get involved in various capacity levels, we openly -- and freely -- welcome more articles from more people.



"We're at the point now where both Free software and GNU/Linux are in a peculiar and precarious position."The topics we cover aren't hard to see; we do not, for example, publish HowTos; instead we just link to many. We 'specialise' in tackling attacks on Software Freedom, be these attacks technical or legal (e.g. acquisition or patents). We're at the point now where both Free software and GNU/Linux are in a peculiar and precarious position. Their "livery" -- so to speak -- is being swapped by companies like Microsoft. It's an attack on the very identity of one's idealogical opposition. It's designed to confuse, to obfuscate, to disorientate. We need to fight back as narratives are being distorted, not only in the media but mostly in the media. The demise of several big publishers contributes to this.

We invite readers to contribute posts. We're very liberal when it comes to format and substance. Articles can be sent to bytesmedia@bytesmedia.co.uk which our core people read on a daily basis.

There's a good chance Techrights will have posted its 26,000th post before the site turns 13 (middle of November), i.e. average at over 2,000 posts per year. We're becoming more productive this year because more people have become involved.

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