04.22.21

GNU/Linux Turns 38 This Year, But the (Partly) Microsoft-Led Linux Foundation Wants You to Think It’s Only 30 and a Good Friend of Microsoft

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux at 11:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: What the Linux Foundation calls “Linux” (as its PR staff members refer to it in their new press release) is 38 years old, not 30. “Open Source” as a term did not formally exist yet, so this latest waffle makes no sense at all (the press release keeps mentioning a term that’s designed to attack and replace the original). But it’s part of a broader pattern of deception, attacking software freedom and pretending GNU never existed. Did money corrupt everything and is it too late to salvage truth, let alone freedom?

THE Linux Foundation is planning months in advance its next propaganda campaign (press release published by Perlow across sites). It’s also working closely with Microsoft, as does Canonical (and IBM for that matter).

“We’re under attack the the brand “Linux” (like “Open Source”) blinds us; we seem to be losing sight of who’s really winning the bigger battle.”They tell us stuff like “Linux has won”, but whose “Linux”? What do they even mean by that word? Microsoft SQL Server? The video discusses some of the latest WSL nonsense, the attacks on the FSF and its founder (who also started the GNU/Linux operating system, formerly known as the “GNU Operating System” — a term the people at the FSF still use), and this utter lunacy from Perlow, who is boosting and openwashing Microsoft (he’s a former employee), having also noted that he has long hated Stallman and used ZDNet to defame him (we covered this several times in Techrights over a decade ago and also years ago). He represents the corporate occupation (he also supports an illegal military occupation, but that’s purely political); he promoted Mono and Moonlight, even before Microsoft bought the whole thing and hired him. We’re under attack the the brand “Linux” (like “Open Source”) blinds us; we seem to be losing sight of who’s really winning the bigger battle. Those who control and police the brands also own the players. They’re not our friends but monopolists’ friends (they are also funded by them).

I created Linux, I created Open Source, I created git
The creation myth

Jim Zemlin: “Open Source loves Microsoft” (this video is not fake!)

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