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The Corporate 'Left' and the Open Source Pseudo 'Movement'

Biden scolding Trump: Four years of far right, I will be to the left of that



Summary: President Biden may not be as bad as his predecessor, but that hardly means very much; software freedom is still threatened, along with many other things

IT should be possible to use political analogies or parables without getting too political. In the United States, for instance, the administration is moving back to the left (but it can hardly be called "leftist").



"...we must always push towards actual software freedom, seeing that Microsoft is increasingly hijacking the "Open Source" brand while persisting with proprietary software pushes across every sector, including the voting machines."In the case of software, we're certainly moving away from the age of shrink-wrapped proprietary software, but with Clown Computing and openwashing of non-free software we can hardly claim that society now champions software freedom. There's more surveillance than ever before and down to the level of immutable hardware we have a growing number of user-hostile restrictions.

Is this really a "win"?

Hope, ChangeWell, relatively speaking we might have accomplished something and that something is avoidance of the "greater evil".

But we must always push towards actual software freedom, seeing that Microsoft is increasingly hijacking the "Open Source" brand while persisting with proprietary software pushes across every sector, including the voting machines.

Software freedom cannot be accomplished by an election where both (permissible) sides are pre-selected by robber barons who bankroll both.

We wish President Biden well in undoing some of the truly awful policies of Donald Trump. Wait a month or two (maybe mere weeks) before the mask falls off -- metaphorically speaking -- and Biden serves the very same masters Trump was serving (as Obama too had done when Biden was VP for 8 years). At the end it is them, the (true) "owners of the country", who call the shots on all important issues.

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