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Why We Do 'InteLeaks' (and a Call For Further Input/Contributions)

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Summary: A timely interlude calling for additional information about Intel; we're aware that many Intel insiders have stories to tell, sometimes even incriminating hard evidence to support such stories, and we can facilitate source protection/anonymity

HERE is a bit of a spoiler: Imagine some people telling Intel to partner with Microsoft on the very same thing Microsoft is attacking, Linux.



As we're going to show in this series, Intel is an hyper-hyped basketcase of a company. It failed to keep up with the times. It knows this. The management is well aware.

"We are very pleased to say that a month after we started doing Techrights videos we serve videos about 50k times per week.""They don't employ thousands of software developers without a reason," a person knowledgeable about Intel told us. "They like getting a leg up on the competition, so if they can do that by driving FOSS projects, they can be assured no one else will ever be able to catch up."

InteLeaks"Also," this person noted, "by employing many of the top developers in FOSS communities the competition won't have access to these same developers, which looks like a tactic to one-up your direct and indirect competitors by denying them access to adequate employees [...] It's a bit like buying Donny van de Beek and putting him on the bench for most of the matches [...] hiring unqualified people hints at not being able to hire qualified ones, because they would rather work or are already employed elsewhere, probably where their skills in GNU/Linux are appreciated and actively used."

As noted earlier on, albeit only in IRC, many of the names we've redacted were of people who live in countries (or came from countries) that hardly develop software. Those countries typically just procure from other countries. So their role in the Free software community is very small if not negligible. Many of the names are also female names. This suggests that Intel has not been hiring based on GNU/Linux skills/familiarity but to fill gender quotas.

Having said that, this is not the real scandal and we don't intend to obsess or focus on that. At the EPO we've seen similar problems. Under the Benoît Battistelli/António Campinos regime the EPO is unable to recruit talent and it's rapidly bleeding talent (losing what remained of it). The above video is an interlude and call for more information/leaks. We've been seeing a lot of interest in this series. This emboldens us to carry on and invest a great deal of time in it. Eventually we'll organise everything in the Wiki.

We are very pleased to say that a month after we started doing Techrights videos we serve videos about 50k times per week. This exceeds our expectations by far. At this pace, we think it's safe to say (given that this was measured during holidays), it's about 200k per month if not more. This isn't bad for such a new thing...

Of course when one self-hosts videos one ends up having to deal with high bandwidth costs (we're not charged for it on a per bandwidth basis; we average about 6MB/sec). That's why so many people out there, especially so-called 'influencers' and 'vloggers', outsource to companies like Google, which in turn become their 'boss'. They can be selectively censored, demonetised, de-platformed, and as a result they self-censor. YouTube, for instance, is increasingly becoming about social control, not "social media". Google has acquired great power over many people and their collective voices.

The video above invites people to send more material to us. Techright has, over the years, been a coding endeavour almost as much as a publication endeavour. Knowing how to do both certainly helps and source protection is of utmost importance. We still have a 100% (stellar) record at that. And later this year we turn 15!

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