IBM’s Attack on the Community and on GPL/FSF is an Attack on Red Hat’s Greatest Asset

Posted in Deception, FSF, GNU/Linux, GPL, IBM, Red Hat, Servers at 6:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

IBM has no clue what it's doing (and it has lost someone who knew better, Mr. Allowhurst)

We've made centos users become IBM customers, but it didn't work because of Alma, Rocky, Debian etc.
IBM attacks what it cannot understand (or cannot control)

Summary: Ever since IBM bought Red Hat it has repeatedly attacked the FSF (in a malicious and personified fashion), looking for its own ‘copyright grab’ whilst outsourcing loads of code to proprietary software monopolisers who attack the GPL; by doing so, IBM is destroying the value of what it paid more than 30 billion dollars for (IBM is governed by pretentious fools, according to IBM insiders; they’ve already lost Red Hat’s longtime CEO and IBM’s new President), so it’s falling back on openwashing of IBM's proprietary software with help from the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation


Half the People in This Letter Are IBM Employees

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, IBM, Red Hat at 9:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Spot the pattern: Guix Petition Demographic Data, by Figosdev (IBM wants volunteers as “slaves” of IBM)


Summary: IBM seems to be continuing its war on the FSF because IBM wants to own everything (CentOS being ‘canned’ was just part of the plan)


Free Software Projects Should Quit Selling Keynote Speeches to the Highest Bidders (Corporations) and Choose Based on Merit/Relevance

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, Microsoft, Office Suites at 1:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

TDF sponsors

Summary: OSI, SFC, FSF and Linux Foundation are in effect selling time and space (even to Microsoft, except the FSF was never foolish enough to do this). As of today, LibreOffice does the same thing (which might remain benign; just be sure to reject rivals as "sponsors" because it dooms projects and events).


[Meme] IBM is NOT a Friend of Free Software

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, IBM, Red Hat at 5:53 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“IBM is proud of its patent portfolio, and the fact that they produce patents at a rate of 10 a day. With such an extensive arsenal of patents, backed by unlimited legal funds – what chances are left for the VC backed company? This is like the US going to war against Micronesia.” —Daniel Cohen

IBM in 2018 and 3 years later: Remove Torvalds! Remove RMS!
Torvalds was sidelined by IBM-connected media around the time IBM had put a bid on Red Hat

The commits in the anti-RMS letter
All the latest changes to the anti-RMS letter

Summary: People must not forget the role played by IBM in the attacks on the FSF (they still try to take away copyrights from the FSF; many of the 'GNU rebels' or coup leaders are IBM employees, both in 2019 and in 2021)

Richard Stallman 2019 Speech: Free Software and Your Freedom

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, Videos at 4:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link

Summary: The talk was delivered in Bozeman in early 2019

Language: English
Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 44 seconds
Date: February 11th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 International (CC BY-ND 3.0)

Richard Stallman 2019 Free Software Speech: Copyright, Freedom, and Privacy (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, Videos at 12:21 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link

Summary: The talk (English) starts 4:40 into this video

Language: English
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes 46 seconds
Date: May 9th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)


Petitions Update: Anti-Richard Stallman Letter (Call for Removal) Likely to Fall to 2000s and Support Letter to Exceed 7,000 Signatures by End of Summer

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF at 3:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

IBM played a notable role in this defamatory campaign against the FSF’s leadership and it’s still working to reduce the FSF's influence (by other means)

2 petitions in July
Last updated minutes ago

2 petitions in July - closer look
A closer look

Summary: Judging by the pace of removal from the hate letter and the speed at which “open letter in support of Richard Matthew Stallman being reinstated by the Free Software Foundation” grows (15 more signatures until 6,800 in total) we predict that in a couple of months the gap will widen and the original petition will fall below 3,000 signatures (invalidating some claims we saw in corporate media earlier this year)


Neil’s Misgovernment

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNOME, GNU/Linux at 5:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link

Summary: The GNOME Foundation has one member of staff fewer; the attack on the founder/father of Free/libre software activism and GNU (the “G” in GNOME) failed and backfired spectacularly

A governance of governments
And government-connected corporations
Influence through Gulag of Work (GSoC)
Reprehensible manifestations

GNOME FoundationIBM buying GUADEC
Through Red Hat staff, what the heck
Software patents in check
As long as they write the cheque

It’s about the money
Freedom doesn’t buy honey
A coalition that just ain’t funny
Its deterioration makes today more sunny

Karma and blowback still work
Unlike Watson and her Sherlock

“I’d like to see Gnome applications written in .NET in version 4.0 – no, version 3.0. But Gnome 4.0 should be based on .NET.”

“Gnome to be based on .NET – de Icaza” (Miguel de Icaza, now at Microsoft along with his successor Stormy Peters)

“We could refresh the look and feel of the entire desktop with Moonlight”

Miguel de Icaza

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