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Techrights in the Next Ten Years

Hulme Hall 2000
2000 when I started university

Summary: An outlook for Techrights and topics it will focus on, seeing that the nature of threats is evolving

10 years is a very long time, but we believe we've secured the next decade or even more (maybe 2 decades) for our writings, activism, campaigning etc. It's not about money but about persistence and focus. We're on steadier ground (more than ever before) and we have the capacity to expand to more protocols, shall the World Web Wide gradually go the way of the dodo (that's already happening to social control media, which this site always rejected).

"As for Free software (and GNU/Linux) advocacy, we do that in Daily Links and we produce material when time permits."Our top/utmost priority is exposing corruption and giving a voice to whistleblowers. As far as we're aware, we still maintain a 100% source protection track record. As for Free software (and GNU/Linux) advocacy, we do that in Daily Links and we produce material when time permits. It's not the highest priority, but it is still very important. Consensus that GNU/Linux is technically ahead (and very widely used) was reached about a decade ago. Most GNU/Linux users I know very well understand that the Linux Foundation does not speak for them. The Foundation is just a corporate, corrupting force of occupation against us. Resist this.

More than a decade ago we asked readers what issues to focus on. Patents were a common theme and there was consensus that we needed to tackle software patents (that was years before 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101/Alice). Nowadays we barely write about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It's not that it's not problematic, it's just not the top priority at this time.

Last year we finally put our code out there, in public, via Git over Gemini. This year we're finally, belatedly in fact, moving away from systemd and various other things that ought to be rejected.

"Our main 'value proposition' is that we can publish material no other Web site or news [sic] paper is willing to; we're uncompromising on freedom of expression and the public's right to know."Techrights is a very large site, but it not a 'mainstream' site (whatever that term even means). It's still read by many people -- over Gemini, over IPFS, in the form of a text bulletin, or even HTML (many read the HTML as RSS/XML). We've moved way ahead and aren't reliant on "old school" HTML over HTTP/S. We're also making extensive use of IRC and last summer we created our own IRC network. We recently began experimenting with MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) for real-time updates, both in Git and sites. More on that soon...

Since 2006 we withstood and survived all sorts of challenges. Seeing that the last Novell CEO is desperate to take us offline is a badge of honour. Of course he has no legal basis, none whatsoever.

Any whistleblower from any company (or organisation) should know we're all ears. We're devoted to protecting sources as we already have. Our main 'value proposition' is that we can publish material no other Web site or news [sic] paper is willing to; we're uncompromising on freedom of expression and the public's right to know.

Recent Techrights' Posts

Dr. John Campbell on Gates Foundation
Published two days ago
How Much IBM Really Cares About Software Freedom (Exactly One Year Ago IBM Turned RHEL Into Proprietary Software)
RHEL became proprietary software
Workers of the European Patent Office Take the Office to Court Over Pension
pensions still precarious
GNU/Linux at New Highs (Again) in Taiwan
latest numbers
Links 22/06/2024: More Layoffs and Health Scares
Links for the day
Rwanda: Windows Falls Below 30%
For the first time since 2020 Windows is measured below 30%
[Meme] IBM Lost the Case Over "Dinobabies" (and People Died)
IBM agreed to pay to keep the details (and embarrassing evidence) secret; people never forgot what IBM called its staff that wasn't young, this keeps coming up in forums
SLAPP as an Own Goal
We have better things to with our limited time
Exactly One Year Ago RHEL Became Proprietary Operating System
Oh, you want the source code of RHEL? You need to pay me money and promise not to share with anyone
Melinda Gates Did Not Trust Bill Gates, So Why Should You?
She left him because of his ties to child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein
Fedora Week of Diversity 2024 Was Powered by Proprietary Software
If instead of opening up to women and minorities we might open up to proprietary software, i.e. become less open
18 Countries in Europe Where Windows Fell Below 30% "Market Share"
Many people still use laptops with Windows, but they're outnumbered by mobile users on Android
[Meme] EPO Pensions in the UK
pensioners: looks like another EPO 'reform'
Over at Tux Machines...
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IRC Proceedings: Friday, June 21, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, June 21, 2024
During Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD) 2024 IBM and Its Subsidiaries Dragged to Court Over Discrimination at the Corporate Level
IBM is a deplorable, racist company
Gemini Links 22/06/2024: FreeBSD vs XFCE and Gemini Bookmarks Syncing Solution
Links for the day
Links 21/06/2024: Matrimony Perils and US-Sponsored COVID-19 Misinformation
Links for the day
"A coming cybersecurity schism" by Dr. Andy Farnell
new from Dr. Andy Farnell
Links 21/06/2024: Overpopulation, Censorship, and Conflicts
Links for the day
IBM and Subsidiaries Sued for Ageism (Not Just for Racism)
This is already being discussed
UEFI is Against Computer Security, Its True Goal is to Curtail Adoption of GNU/Linux and BSDs on Existing or New PCs
the world is moving away from Windows
[Meme] Chat Control (EU) is All About Social Control
It won't even protect children
The Persistent Nature of Freedom Isn't About Easy Routes
Resistance to oppression takes effort and sometimes money
EFF Not Only Lobbies for TikTok (CPC) But for All Social Control Media, Irrespective of Known Harms as Explained by the US Government
The EFF's own "free speech" people reject free speech
Microsoft's Search (Bing) Fell From 3.3% to 1% in Turkey Just Since the LLM Hype Began
Bing fell sharply in many other countries
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 20, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, June 20, 2024
The Real FSF Lost Well Over a Million Dollars Since the Defamation Attacks on Its Founder
2020-2023 income: -$659,756, -$349,927, -$227,857, and -$686,366, respectively
The Fake FSF ('FSF Europe') Connected to Novell Via SUSE, Not Just Via Microsoft (Repeated 'Donations')
'FSF Europe' is an imposter organisation
Just Less Than 3 Hours After Article on Debian Suicide Cluster Debian's Donald Norwood Recycles a Fortnight-Old 'Hit Piece'
The fall of Debian is its attack on its very own volunteers
IPFS censorship, Edward Brocklesby & Debian hacker expulsion
Reprinted with permission from
Links 20/06/2024: Dumbphone Experience and Bad Encryption
Links for the day
Official Project Gemini news feed — Five years of Gemini!
the official statement
Ultimate Judgment: the Debian Suicide Cluster
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 20/06/2024: Bruce Schneier Adds Moderation Policy, FUCKSHITUP Can't Be Trademarked in the US
Links for the day
Mass Layoffs Happening in IBM Subsidiaries, Almost No Media Exists Anymore (to Cover That)
They can drive people out with R.T.O. of lay off in small batches to prevent any media scrutiny
Linux Months-Old News (LWN Uncorrected)
They could at least update the original
Links 20/06/2024: Trying to Maintain Health and the Implosion of LLM Bubble/Hype
Links for the day
Microsoft's Bing Share in Canada Has Only Decreased Since the LLM Hype ("Bing Chat")
According to statCounter
Gemini Links 20/06/2024: Golden Ticket and Looking for Web 1.0 Communities
Links for the day
Not Even TRYING to Compete With Microsoft
CMA (UK) ought to step in and investigate why Canonical (UK) refuses to even compete
Poul-Henning Kamp: Why Freedom in 'FOSS' Matters
Openwashing is more widely recognised as a growing problem
[Meme] EU Chat Control: The Problem is Too Much Privacy???
So what's with GDPR then? The EU is contradicting itself!
Lithuania: GNU/Linux Usage Climbs to Highest Level in Years
consistent abandonment of Microsoft
"Remarkably Little Had Changed."
Black or African American not even mentioned
This Week Fedora Celebrates Diversity, But It is Pushing Proprietary Software and Censorship
IBM openwashing, perception management, and reputation laundering gone awry?
Rumours That Nat Friedman (CEO) Was 'Fired' by GitHub/Microsoft
"Microsoft Refused to Fix Flaw Years Before SolarWinds Hack" A Step in a Positive Direction
We hope that Guardian Digital and will rectify the matter and persist with real articles
Links 20/06/2024: Somali Piracy Surges, Juneteenth Discussed
Links for the day
Gemini Links 20/06/2024: Gemini is 5 Today (Still No Gemlog Entry From its Founder)
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
IRC logs for Wednesday, June 19, 2024