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The Next One Thousand Blog Posts and the 15th Anniversary of Techrights

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Summary: A quick video about our future focus as a Web site that seeks to illuminate suppressed subjects -- a timely issue to bring up as we very soon complete and surpass our 31,000th blog post (some time next week) and some topics are becoming obsolete by their very nature

THE history of this site is not a secret and unlike many other sites we don't engage in revisionism about it. Everything started in 2006 as "Boycott Novell" -- an action rooted in Novell's patent collusion with Microsoft. The subject remains unaddressed because even though Novell is no longer around Microsoft's strategy carries on, albeit in some evolved form like infiltrating other companies and the Linux Foundation.

"Everything started in 2006 as "Boycott Novell" -- an action rooted in Novell's patent collusion with Microsoft."We must do more to highlight the severity of this situation because Microsoft sinks a lot of money into revisionism, distortion, and perception management (not just in sites it controls directly but also rags such as ZDNet).

There's a similar problem at the EPO; Benoît Battistelli sank million of euros into abuse of the media (legal bullying and bribery) -- a tradition that most certainly continues under António Campinos. It was the subject of the media file (video) we made this morning. We must confront false narratives!

"We must confront false narratives!"This unscripted rambling (above) mentions the common phenomenon about people running out of video topics to cover (we have over 1,000 videos in this site, about 500 of them since we started making many of our own back in December) and explains the unique nature of things we plan to cover because we don't like merely parroting what's already well covered (or poorly covered) elsewhere.

In the video I've mentioned along the way that media coverage regarding software patents in the US and in Europe mostly vanished. It happened years ago. The EFF also put its sword down and stopped fighting, even though TechDirt occasionally brings that up again. We definitely intend to continue covering this very important topic. A key person who dealt with it died 12 days ago, just like Pieter Hintjens.

"We moreover need to re-engineer or change the topology of things in order to lessen collective reliance on social control media (misinformation, censorship), centralisation (monopoly), and all sorts of artificial barriers put in place and cemented by patents."When people stop confronting a falsehood (a surrender to lies, due to fatigue) we quit having access to the simple truth and, accordingly, lies become 'normalised'. Such as the lie that the EPO runs smoothly under Team Campinos, Microsoft is a reformed company that "loves Linux", and GitHub is good for "Open Source" (heck, even "Open Source" itself turns out to have been a lie, spun off as a marketing ploy by openwashing of everything proprietary).

Recently the community jumped from one disaster to the next (gradual death of Freenode, attacks on the FSF/GPL, demise of the so-called 'Open Web') and so we need more lifeboats and contingencies. We moreover need to re-engineer or change the topology of things in order to lessen collective reliance on social control media (misinformation, censorship), centralisation (monopoly), and all sorts of artificial barriers put in place and cemented by patents.

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