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)
Various outlets that are closely connected to Microsoft are trying to convince us that Microsoft is now ‘king’ of Open Source; nothing could be further from the truth however.
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.
The cheapening of the term “Open Source” continues; sooner or later everything out there will be called “open” irrespective of what it really is.
This is a very lengthy and potentially expensive process. It’s happening or becoming necessary because the EPO nowadays grants patents far too quickly, in big numbers. In Twitter the EPO lies about such patents, equating them with “property” (which they’re not) as if to deny these grants would be “theft”.
But what if a communal terrorist is replaced with a financial terrorist? Are we really better-off? Who comes out victorious from a revolution? Can the corrupt right-wing bhakts be paralyzed via social change or they keep terrorizing citizens with more inflation, more devaluation, more bribes, more taxes, more hypes, more rapes, more loot..? Watch-out!
Microsoft started PRISM with the NSA and months later it added Skype to it, shortly after it had paid many billions for the European company. Later we’ll come to ICE, the Pentagon, and agencies that are literally violent. It encourages other monopolies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and many such like-minded Continue Reading
Assange and WikiLeaks revealed the American military’s war crimes, the American government’s corruption and the American corporate media’s pathetic servile flattery to the power elite. So, if you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of dickery. In a moment I’m going to list Continue Reading
For flying clever crows♞ wearing white pajamas who will be tempted to tag this as work of some anti-establishment or anti-development or even anti-national fool, Mr. Gandhi once said “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless corruption infected, whether the mad destruction of lives, Continue Reading
“The only way to make India – a dynamic, progressive and vibrant democracy is to lay the foundations of political, economic and social justice. A system where everyone has an equal right to prosper and flourish within the framework of the Indian constitution and under the Indian flag”- said Krsishna Continue Reading