“Open source is a fundamentally global activity but America has always served as the hub for innovation and collaboration. Linux’s creator, Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds, immigrated to America from Finland and became a citizen. The Administration’s policy on immigration restrictions is antithetical to the values of openness and community that have enabled open source to succeed. I oppose the immigration ban.
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation”
See Linux Foundation Executive Director’s Statement on Immigration BanI don’t particularly agree with Zemlin’s leadership of the Linux Foundation. I regret that he’s basically abandoned the desktop to That Other Operating System. It’s just silly that an OS that thrives in every other realm is allowed to whither on the desktop.
However, he’s right on in deploring Trumpism. Trumpism is the antithesis of openness. It’s about isolationism and attacking everything that’s different. That’s a recipe for disaster. Trumpism can’t cope with change on a global scale. Trumpism weakens USA, which it promises to protect. Trumpism is evil, not just deplorable.