THE Linux Foundation is killing the Linux brand. It’s misusing it or “lending” it to things that have nothing to do with Linux. Similarly, as an associate of ours put it this morning, Forbes has, as recently as yesterday, resorted to “brand dilution, “open-source” vs “open source”, OSI is too quiet…”
This “legal uncertainty” is legal dynamite for trolls! Companies shed off “low certainty” patents and sell them to parasites.
“10 of the 11 patent suits filed today were filed by patent trolls,” it has been reported this week, “according to RPX Corp. That’s 91%.”
The Linux Foundation does a disservice to those whom it claims to speak for and represent. The deeper we look, the worse it gets. Then, back in April, all staff of Linux.com got fired. All except one, Swapnil, who typically wrote the paid-for (by sponsors) staged ‘interviews’.
LTF is targeted at lawyers and employees in legally relevant spheres at companies, law firms and training and education providers, with freelancers making up the remaining target audience. The event’s exhibitors, sponsors and speakers are composed primarily of providers of special software solutions for law firms, cloud systems and security solutions.
There are those who think that Microsoft invited me to speak in the hope of seducing me away from the free software cause. Some fear that it might even have succeeded. I am sure the Microsoft staff I addressed saw that that could never happen. I resisted Steve Jobs’s snow job in 1989 or 1990; I am no easy mark for those who want me to change my views.
In case Stallman’s resignation marks the beginning of something even better (from Stallman himself) people are encouraged to send messages of solidarity
IBM is, in general, a dangerous company. It works closely with oppressive elements of the public sector, including police and military. It’s hardly a secret. IBM itself is a very aggressive company. IBM has not changed since buying Red Hat. Still a Blue Bully
Thin-skinned people are being weaponised against opposition to one’s views, just like blasphemy law is brought up to defend fiction/lies and censor/self-censor one’s critics (because truth is sometimes “offensive”)
The term or the brand “Open Source” is becoming worthless because those who use it typically engage in production of proprietary software falsely marketed as “Open Source” (that’s what openwashing is inherently about)
Conferences that call themselves “open” something are sometimes nothing but an attack on openness (not to mention freedom) and promotion of FUD about Free/Open Source software (FOSS); there’s an ample set of examples to that effect.