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Remember That the 'Linux' Foundation is Working Against You (Unless You're a Monopoly)

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Summary: The corporate siege by a certain so-called 'Linux' Foundation (a siege against people and against their authentic communities) carries on; of course they try to disguise it as the exact opposite of what it really is and it is therefore essential that we all understand how and why they do this (these tactics are borrowed from dirty politics and contagious cults)

The racist Linux Foundation (yes, it's racist [1, 2]) or the so-called 'Linux' Foundation (some prefer calling it the "Corporate Linux Foundation") shows no remorse for its smear campaigns against -- and its exclusion of -- the community. Yes, exclusion. They're all about exclusion of people (because corporations and magnates are what brings more money and power).



Many of its people participated in the attack on the FSF earlier this year (they're no fans of copyleft, either) and it's not because they hate -- or deny the existence of -- GNU. They even reject and deny the value of Linux, the kernel, which they barely promote. The people who run this marketing agency (misusing the brand "Linux" to attract members, i.e. money) are generally rejecting Linux (many examples of that, including recent ones and one from the video above because Windows, Visual Studio and GitHub are proprietary software, not "open"). They produce their reports and videos with proprietary software and not even on Linux.

"They produce their reports and videos with proprietary software and not even on Linux."2 days ago they announced upcoming keynote speeches from Microsoft employees who build proprietary software whose purpose to entrap Free software projects (steering them towards non-reciprocal licences, censoring them, manipulating them and so on). It's just so poetic a testament, isn't it? Planning an "Open Source Summit" with keynotes from enemies of "Open Source"...

"Planning an "Open Source Summit" with keynotes from enemies of "Open Source"..."This Jim Zemlin-led PAC is just a farcical marketing operation that seeks to compensate for its inherent corruption by propping up a fake 'ethics'-themed PR ploy (like racist IBM saying it would resolve racism by banning rather innocuous words). In the video above I use English football for analogies (racism as a surrogate for an otherwise-legitimate focus on substitutes meant to be well trained for a penalty shootout).

Don't fall for those malicious tricks. They're borrowed from the world of corporate-led politics. They're controlling people by shame (like the Church does with "original sin") and this whole tactic goes well over a decade back in the context of Free/Open Source software. It has been weaponised like this even before the Linux Foundation existed. Another one was painting Free software proponents as Hippies and Marxists looking to take down society... (a straw man argument of course)

"Don't be easily misled by the "Linux" mark."As a matter of fact, there are many sectors in industry/society where particular races and genders (sometimes even male) are grossly under-represented, but there's no corporate panic over the issue or an attempt shame groups, holding them accountable for alienating or supposedly rejecting some group/s (male nurses, for example, are rather rare, especially in certain countries).

The so-called 'Linux' Foundation is an extremely unethical organisation looking to paint its critics and opponents as the actual problem. Some people simply fail to see through (or past) the veil of PR. The so-called 'Linux' Foundation isn't our ally; it's fronting for monopolies (check all the board members of the so-called 'Linux' Foundation and their corporate affiliations). Don't be easily misled by the "Linux" mark.

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