01.27.21

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Red Hat Developer Network Promoting Microsoft’s Proprietary Software, Sometimes by Mass-Mailing People

Posted in IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Servers at 6:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Red Hat is doing a disservice to people who subscribe to E-mail newsletters; those people are almost never into Microsoft’s proprietary software, which they want to get away from

MONTHS ago we bemoaned unwanted mail or ‘spam’ sent by Red Hat without request or even any approval. It wasn’t even possible to unsubscribe from [1, 2]. We wondered whose idea it was. New management from IBM?

“We’ve long noted that in their Web site too Red Hat habitually promoted Microsoft stuff, including proprietary with back doors.”A reader recently bemoaned “Red Hat Developer Network and Openshift promotion of Microsoft technologies,” noting that it was getting rather bad (and wasn’t anywhere as bad in years prior to it). The reader sent copies “of the e-mails sent to me by Red Hat after registering for their developer network.”

Biden: I'm not Trump. Red Hat: not Microsoft. But you support his class. That's what business demands.“As you can see,” the reader noted, “from 2019 they started promoting Microsoft technologies in every e-mail sent to me.”

We’ve long noted that in their Web site too Red Hat habitually promotes Microsoft stuff, including proprietary with back doors. Here are some of the examples (screenshots I took from the pertinent E-mails) discussed in the video above:

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #7

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #6

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #5

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #4

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #3

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #2

Red Hat promotes Microsoft #1

We could find more. That’s just a sample.

Few good men: Can't handle monopolies; O hi!

Red Hat seems to be giving up on the best of enthusiasts who helped GNU/Linux become mainstream, vainly assuming that the system (GNU/Linux) became popular thanks to Red Hat rather than Red Hat becoming popular owing to the exploitation of that system.

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