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Guest Post: Do Not Want (Thoughts on “Free Software 9/11”, One Year Later)

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software at 10:26 pm by Guest Editorial Team

Post by figosdev

I don’t want Debian — I supported it, all it did was shit on people, lie and WONTFIX.

I don’t want the FSF — I supported it, all it did (since whenever) was shit on people, lie and WONTFIX and betray people. But it didn’t always.

I don’t want Guix — I supported it, all it did was shit on people, lie and betray people.

I don’t want Trisquel — I supported it, everything it does is COMPLETE and absolute bullshit. (It was really good in 2007 — maybe even the best distro that year).

I don’t want Firefox — it’s absolutely horrible shit. It shits directly on the user, all the time. Then it says how great it is.

I don’t really want IceCat — at least it’s (a tiny bit) better than Firefox.

I DON’T want the Linux kernel — not anymore. It’s the Firefox of kernels.

“I want the user (including myself) to be able to control their computing.”I NEVER wanted Wayland or systemd — some people are tenaciously dedicated to the idea of me having these things I don’t want. That’s not freedom though. If you think it is, there’s something fucking wrong with you.

I don’t want GNOME — they’re nothing but traitors, liars and scum. GNOME isn’t software, it’s stalkerware. It hangs out around all sorts of things you use, and there’s no way to get it to fuck right off. Everybody knows you can’t get rid of GNOME. Someday, someday though, we will. If it wasn’t for web browsing, video and graphics editors — I wouldn’t need x11, let alone GNOME.

I don’t want your shit.

I don’t want anything to do with you, or your software — or your corruption and your lies.

Open Source is really just gaslighting, thought-policing and other cult-like abuse. Too much “Free Software” is really just Open Source in disguise. That’s what it’s become — a constant source of betrayal.

I don’t want HarfBuzz. Just go work for Microsoft already! They’re hiring. GNOME is probably all you need on your resume to get hired at Microsoft. Try it!

I want Free Software to actually mean something again.

I don’t want to support all this corruption and lying and bullshit. Why would anybody?

I want the user (including myself) to be able to control their computing.

“The SFC does not care about you or your freedom. They do not care about truth or about people.”I don’t want to support projects that lie about that mattering to them — most do! It doesn’t matter to Trisquel — they don’t give a shit about that!

A year ago, SO MANY projects proved they don’t care about us at all — or about truth. Or about corruption. They don’t care!

The SFC does not care about you or your freedom. They do not care about truth or about people.

Guix does not care about you or your freedom. They do not care about truth or about people.

GNOME does not care. Debian does NOT care. OSI does not care, OSI did not ever care.

I don’t want anything to do with these corporate cult assholes.

But most of the free software movement continues to lap up their bullshit.

Do I still want free software?

“You’ll say it’s just me, while you keep replacing the people leaving with people who have pockets that are deeper and intentions that are shallow.”Yeah, sort of.

But not like this. What these people are offering isn’t free-as-in-freedom — it’s really just bullshit. Bullshit-as-a-Service.

Who does lying to us serve? Not us!

So thanks, but no thanks.

You’ll say it’s just me, while you keep replacing the people leaving with people who have pockets that are deeper and intentions that are shallow.

Is that free software?

“Having control of my computing may not matter to you, even if you lie about it ALL THE TIME — but it still matters to me.”Sort of, I guess. But if that’s free software, have it back–

You can keep it. I’m just going to keep trying to find alternatives.

Because Fuck This, really.

Seriously. Having control of my computing may not matter to you, even if you lie about it ALL THE TIME — but it still matters to me.

Nobody needs FAKE free software.

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