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Linux Suggestion for 2020 - Linus Should Grab His Trademark and Abandon the Linux Foundation Like He Did OSDL

Entryism gone way too far

Microsoft will kill Linux with its 'love'. No way! Linux is GPL, they can't do that! A Microsoft employee is second in command now.

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Summary: There's already history of Linus Torvalds and his colleagues quitting their 'boss' (OSDL) to find greener pastures; it's time for them to do the same thing again

WITH Microsoft gaining greater power inside the Linux Foundation and Linux itself (even development leadership positions) it doesn't surprise me that the hard-drive I bought two days ago comes pre-formatted with exFAT, which my system cannot read (shades of OOXML). Microsoft does not want EXT4 to become popular; it wants to control the market and its 'standards', not only with software patents but with its own staff and choices.

"The Linux Foundation is in a lot of ways rogue and defunct."The above video, which is new and which was promoted in Linux Questions last night, predicts a Torvalds retirement (the only and primary prediction in the title). It would be absolutely terrible if that happened because we already know who would be left in charge, notably people who received many salaries tainted with Microsoft money and who worked to advance Microsoft's proprietary software (e.g. Hyper-V) inside Linux. So one should certainly hope that Torvalds will stay on board for a long time to come or maybe even grab his trademark and quit (with exodus) the Linux Foundation like he did OSDL. The Linux Foundation is in a lot of ways rogue and defunct. In some areas it flagrantly adopts Linux-hostile policies. It openly and publicly promotes things that aren't even compatible with Linux.

It has been part of a long process, culminating about 4 years ago when the community was kicked out and the company that had called Linux "cancer" put in positions of power. Steve Ballmer said "Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." Now we have people near Torvalds' position -- a leadership position -- who are 100% Microsoft employees. Microsoft the serial GPL violator.

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