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Operation Mole — Part VI — The Same Criminals Who Have Abused Techrights Also Admit Doing This to Richard Stallman and the FSF (Even Right Now); There Are Connections to Microsoft, Too

Series parts:

  1. fought Microsoft's war on Linux from within Linux
  2. Operation Mole — Part II — The Evolution of Matthew J Garrett's Vast Army of Online Sockpuppets, Hiding Criminal Activities Behind the Tor Network
  3. Operation Mole — Part III — Sabotaging Communities and Defaming People, Just Like the Sabotage of Linux and Deliberate Distortion of 'Security' (Giving Control to Microsoft)
  4. Operation Mole — Part IV — Does Matthew J. Garrett's Antisemitism Tell Us Anything About His Motivation in Trying to Cancel Richard Stallman?
  5. Operation Mole — Part V — The Fall of a Man is a Woman (Matthew J Garrett Foolishly Unmasks Himself, Tying Himself to Crimes)
  6. YOU ARE HERE ☞ The Same Criminals Who Have Abused Techrights Also Admit Doing This to Richard Stallman and the FSF (Even Right Now); There Are Connections to Microsoft, Too

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Summary: Today's video is very long, but importantly enough it reminds people that those who attacked BSD and GNU/Linux users have become full-time Internet trolls. It's important to constantly reframe the situation in light of the technical issues; based on leaks that we finally have (but keep confidential for now, for reasons that shall become apparent at a later point), Microsoft-connected people nowadays engage in mass defamation against critics of Microsoft and then, in turn, they have the audacity to accuse the targets of their defamatory attacks in a fashion of sheer projection.

TODAY marks a month since it all began. The series started after we had conclusively busted a bunch of culprits responsible for sabotage against the site, the IRC network, and the longstanding community by means of entryism, defamation, mobbing, and blackmail. Along the way there was chauvinism, many hate crimes, extreme homophobia and more things that we'll cover in the distant future (we expect this series to last till next year). There's also a great deal of ableism against Richard Stallman (RMS).

The "ringleader" -- if that's the right word (he has never been a leader of anything, barely started a project in his entire life!) -- is the person who fought Microsoft's war on Linux from within Linux (and still does so this year!). Today in his blog he promotes Microsoft Windows. He blatantly promotes Microsoft in his first blog post in weeks and he publicly associates with other IRC vandals, which is probably the worst possible thing they could conceivably do at this time. They make it abundantly clear for all to see who and what agenda they serve.

"They make it abundantly clear for all to see who and what agenda they serve."More curiously, we now have conclusive evidence that they're a case of multiple attackers against multiple targets. Do we have evidence? Absolutely yes! But we will keep it sealed for now, just to leave them guessing (to them it's a position of great disadvantage).

Sooner or later one of those 'dumb' people (or clinically demented in some cases) will not just run away from the Techrights IRC network but other IRC networks. One of them already implicates his handlers and/or collaborators. It's utterly embarrassing, one might say a "smoking gun". We shall release that, but not today...

The blow they do not see coming hurts the worst!

For nearly a year we insisted on free speech absolutism/maximalism and we stubbornly insisted that even nazis should not be banned. This decision to not ban the abusers (even intentional abuse) paid off because it helped us catch them. We decided not to ban but instead to observe, log, and take notes (as I did since last year). We carried on until we had everything we needed and now we have a long series. We've sorted the notes and partitioned them by topics, which the relevant wikis expose (there will be more wiki pages later on). it's not about a single person but a collective of people; they made it personal (attacking myself in particular), but we shall repeatedly get back to what they originally did and why they deserve condemnation, universally. And the series "Operation Mole" will be carefully structured to deal with them in turn.

"More curiously, we now have conclusive evidence that they're a case of multiple attackers against multiple targets."In earlier parts we drive home the point about Restricted Boot and one person's role in keeping the courts off of Microsoft's back. Every article about our series should mention either or both TPM and UEFI Restricted Boot. Without it, people will lack context and wrongly assume it's an online dispute over character, not over Software Freedom, ethics, and technical sabotage. It is important to remind old readers and inform new readers of TPM, Restricted Boot, and how one person let Microsoft avoid court scrutiny that way. The problem isn't historical; it's still an ongoing sabotage and it's progressing like a cancer. Sure, there are personal aspects to the problem, but at the end of the day those culprits infected the world with Restricted Boot and got the courts off of Microsoft back. Those who insist about it need to be scrutinised for the work, not the character. It helps explain their motivation: the trolling, the defamation, the constant online abuse. The principal culprit just "turns it personal to distract from what he has done against computing in general and against FOSS specifically through his actions with Restricted Boot and TPM," as one person explained, "and being a vehicle for injecting CoCs into projects. He is a tool. Microsoft probably has another warming up once he is dealt with, so the focus needs to include or be on Microsoft."

Observers ought to recall (and I will always mention this!) that Restricted Boot is how everyone has a stake in this drama, which otherwise might appear as an isolated, personal conflict. As the video above explains, it's not even personal as they attack other persons and projects as well. The same methods and smears are being re-used, repurposed etc. The people who afflicted the Linux world with Restricted Boot simply hate Software Freedom in general. They profit from going against it.

"As the video above explains, it's not even personal as they attack other persons and projects as well."In short, we can proudly say that we have gems in our collection of files (evidence) because flamboyant, drugged up, impulsive people do dumb things out in the open and don't cover their tracks. We expect this to combat collective amnesia and document how those people operate; based on leaks, they've already admitted they also troll RMS and the FSF at this very moment, so people in our inner circles can see the abuse is broader than us. We need to notify other victims and do justice to them. And if it becomes possible to follow the money trail all the way back to Microsoft, it will be a real accomplishment, or one might say it will "be a real coup". So far we know about job interviews and job offers from Microsoft (similar to Miguel de Icaza), as the video above discusses. No names are mentioned.

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