Librethreat Forecast

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Summary: The Free Software movement in the wild



  • Trend: Netflix will be the next President of the United States
  • Because screw customers, that's why
  • Mitigation: at least people are complaining


  • Trend: general resignation
  • You don't even hear about RMS at this point
  • Mitigating: whatever


  • Trend: extremely dangerous
  • Even Google claims to be worried
  • Mitigating: various bans on face-recognition

Organisational Co-opting

  • Trend: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria
  • Bruce even resigned again, partying like it's 1999
  • Mitigating: it can't get much worse without more people noticing

GNU/Linux Co-opting

  • Trend: dangerous
  • Not much good news to report
  • Mitigating: MX, Antix, Hyperbola

Other Free Software Co-opting

  • Trend: dangerous
  • Github, GSoC, EME, Flatpak
  • Mitigating: ?

GPL / Copyleft

  • Trend: really not great
  • Possible migration from RMS/FSF to LF/MS/SFC
  • Mitigating: AGPL is doing alright


  • Trend: steady increase
  • It doesn't exist, but GAFAM is all over it
  • Mitigating: ?

Code of Conduct

  • Trend: minor improvements in awareness
  • People know that others are being censored over nonsense
  • Mitigating: not much

Bigotry, hate, discrimination

  • Trend: anybody's guess
  • Who would you trust to monitor the status of this?
  • Mitigating: see Trend

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