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Lunduke Touches an Important Set of Issues, But Still Gets Pertinent Details a Little Wrong

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Summary: There are arguments that are worth correcting; following straw man arguments from Lunduke about the Linux Foundation's involvement in vaccine passports [1, 2] we now see a number of similar claims about OSI and Mozilla. I respond in video form.

THIS new article was sent to us a few times. It's entitled "6 Dirty Secrets of the Linux and Open Source Industry" although they're not secrets (Lunduke admitd this) and one can nit-pick/correct the terms a little. If one is pedantic...

But one needn't be too pedantic to point out a few little inaccuracies here and there. The article covers a number of issues we've touched here many times before and in the video I show a number of points that can help those institutions being criticised (they might argue that that the accusations are factually inaccurate and thus the whole thesis, or all six points, are just "conspiracy theory" or something along those lines).

"We've noticed that "LF" closely watches what's being said about it. These people won't respond directly to their critics; instead they use PR tactics to distract from the real issues."The part about NFTs is new; we mentioned this some days ago and saw that again in the Linux Foundation's site yesterday. To quote: "The Carbon Footprint of NFTs – NFTs are simultaneously overhyped and met with both skepticism and a general lack of understanding on what they are and how they work."

Well, the "LF" folks are now associating "Linux" with a scheme. They're now boosting a scam! under the guise of "Research"! How is that beneficial to Linux?

Suffice to say, "LF" does even worse things, such as Microsoft openwashing and incubation (for proprietary traps). Here's an example only days old.

GCCN is mentioned by Lunduke and almost on the exact same day the "LF" wrote about it, possibly to distract from what he had published. This has absolutely nothing to do with Linux and the author, the newly-hired Dan Whiting, never even used it.

We've noticed that "LF" closely watches what's being said about it. These people won't respond directly to their critics; instead they use PR tactics to distract from the real issues.

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