Turkey’s Migration to Pardus Linux and LibreOffice Explained 2 Months Ago in LibrePlanet

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux at 9:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link

Summary: This talk by Hüseyin GÜÇ was uploaded under the title “Real world GNU/Linux story from Istanbul”

In Turkey, Windows Market Share is Down to Almost Nothing, ‘Linux’ is About Two Thirds of the Connected Devices

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 9:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Turkey Market Share
Schools in Turkey have been moving to GNU/Linux and many people use Android, powered by Linux

Summary: Watch this graph of Windows going down from around 99.5% to just 11.55% this month


Jim Zemlin’s Wife is Funded by Puppies (Microsoft)

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2011 quote:

'I think we just don't care that much [about Microsoft] anymore ... They used to be our big rival, but now it's kind of like kicking a puppy.'  - Jim Zemlin

It pays off to shine the shoes of moneyed interests (no need to code anything or actually use Linux):


Summary: Jim Zemlin — like his wife — is bagging millions from Microsoft, but that’s clearly a conflict of interest for the Linux Foundation


[Meme] Linux-Rejecting Foundation

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:25 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Don’t forget to send to GitHub using Visual Studio…

Summary: The Linux Foundation never really leads by example; by default, it uses proprietary software

Linux Foundation Almost Never Uses Open Source

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux at 5:08 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Linux Foundation uses Google Docs
Mixed messsage from the Linux Foundation

Summary: The Linux Foundation uses proprietary software (look where they hire and take money from) and be sure they’re probably not even aware of it


Jim Zemlin: Chief Revenue Officer in ‘Linux’ Seat-Selling Foundation

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux at 8:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Board seats for Microsoft, Facebook, VMware, Ericsson
Welcome to LF Labs

Summary: Board seats in the Linux Foundation are basically a product on sale, based internal documents

Drew DeVault on Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Does Not Speak for GNU/Linux Users

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, IBM, Red Hat at 8:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 6759b9235a976845e4a96a5fa8b9968c
They Do Not Speak for Us…
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: There’s a serious problem in the “Linux” world as the so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation claims to speak for us (the GNU/Linux community) while in fact speaking against us (on the payroll of those looking to extinguish us)

THE thing called Linux Foundation ‘Research’ (so-called 'research', meaning just marketing) released this 3AM press release early on a Monday. Yes, 3AM ET and before midnight where they’re based (so technically Sunday). The press release is shown in the video (I rarely just read what’s shown on the screen like some folks do; it’s just useless). It’s a bunch of talking points from suits who neither use nor understand what they’re talking about. This is very typical and is symptomatic not only among the Zemlins. Looking and reading between the lines, it’s more of that same openwashing.

And speaking of openwashing, I’ve decided to show this morning’s double standards of opensource.com. After recording the video I checked where it’s hosted right now (it has long been outsourced and now it’s in Fastly; see screenshot below).

Organisations that cannot lead by example do not speak for us. The same is true for the OSI, but the video does not focus on the OSI.


IBM’s Lennart Poettering on Breaking Software for Pseudo Novelty

Posted in GNU/Linux, IBM, Kernel, Red Hat, Videos at 5:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 39c71c961410d5ff77c6d2e547b01df4
Lennart Poettering versus backward compatibility or API stability
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Recently-uploaded ELCE 2011 clip shows a panel with Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Thomas Gleixner, Paul McKenney, and Lennart Poettering (relevant to novelty or perceived novelty [1, 2] that mostly degrades the experience of longtime users, e.g. Wayland and systemd)

Notice how, some time along the way, Torvalds violates the Linux Foundation‘s Code of Conduct by using a "bad" word (in the above clip I actually find Lennart Poettering to be more provocative, rude, even trollish; words are just “style” and one can ‘politely’ abuse people). Torvalds would not risk this again (he hasn’t for years); bad for the health, so to speak…

Linus Torvalds health

Yes, he used to look a lot healthier before being sent to "manners" therapy for merely governing his own project (as he had very successfully done for nearly 30 years).

Notice how Torvalds cautions about certain features becoming a security baggage/liability — to the point of necessitating painful removal. In recent years a lot of what the corporate media calls “Linux” holes are in fact critical bugs in systemd. In the video, which is timeless, one can see who’s being rude.

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