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* Trend: Netflix will be the next President of the United States
* Trend: Netflix will be the next President of the United States
* Because screw customers, that's why
* Because screw customers, that's why
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* Mitigation: at least people are complaining
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* Mitigating: at least people are complaining
== Apathy ==
== Apathy ==
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* Trend: general resignation
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* Trend: just better than general resignation
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* You don't even hear about RMS at this point
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* RMS who?
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* Mitigating: whatever
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* Mitigating: ?
== Privacy ==
== Privacy ==
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* Trend: extremely dangerous
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* Trend: dangerous
* Even Google claims to be worried
* Even Google claims to be worried
* Mitigating: various bans on face-recognition
* Mitigating: various bans on face-recognition
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== Organisational Co-opting ==
== Organisational Co-opting ==
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* Trend: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria
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* Trend: Awful
* Bruce even resigned again, [https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/1999/02/msg01641.html partying like it's 1999]
* Bruce even resigned again, [https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/1999/02/msg01641.html partying like it's 1999]
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* Mitigating: it can't get much worse without more people noticing
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* Mitigating: Yknow, stuff
== GNU/Linux Co-opting ==
== GNU/Linux Co-opting ==
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* Trend: dangerous
* Trend: dangerous
* Not much good news to report
* Not much good news to report
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* Mitigating: MX, Antix, Hyperbola
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* Mitigating: MX, Antix, Hyperbola-- more?
== Other Free Software Co-opting ==
== Other Free Software Co-opting ==
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* Trend: dangerous
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* Trend: pretty dangerous
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* Github, GSoC, EME, Flatpak  
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* Github, GSoC, EME, Flatpak, Python
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* Mitigating: ?
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* Mitigating: at least they asked
== GPL / Copyleft ==
== GPL / Copyleft ==
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* Trend: really not great
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* Trend: not great
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* Possible migration from RMS/FSF to LF/MS/SFC
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* Right idea, wrong reasons
* Mitigating: AGPL is doing alright
* Mitigating: AGPL is doing alright
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* Trend: steady increase
* Trend: steady increase
* It doesn't exist, but GAFAM is all over it
* It doesn't exist, but GAFAM is all over it
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* Mitigating: ?
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* Mitigating: a trend towards poverty?
== Code of Conduct ==
== Code of Conduct ==
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* Trend: minor improvements in awareness
* Trend: minor improvements in awareness
* People know that others are being censored over nonsense
* People know that others are being censored over nonsense
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* Mitigating: not much
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* Mitigating: not a lot
== Bigotry, hate, discrimination ==
== Bigotry, hate, discrimination ==
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== Away From Keyboard ==
== Away From Keyboard ==
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* '''[https://fsforce.noblogs.org/ Free Software Force]'''
 
* '''[http://fsf.org.in/ Free Software Foundation India]'''
* '''[http://fsf.org.in/ Free Software Foundation India]'''

Revision as of 02:42, 30 January 2020

Summary: The Free Software movement in the wild

Contents

DRM

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

Apathy

  • Trend: just better than general resignation
  • RMS who?
  • Mitigating: ?

Privacy

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

Organisational Co-opting

GNU/Linux Co-opting

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

Other Free Software Co-opting

  • Trend: pretty dangerous
  • Github, GSoC, EME, Flatpak, Python
  • Mitigating: at least they asked

GPL / Copyleft

  • Trend: not great
  • Right idea, wrong reasons
  • Mitigating: AGPL is doing alright

Cloud

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

Code of Conduct

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

Bigotry, hate, discrimination

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

Away From Keyboard

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