If You Can’t Beat ’em, Block ’em

M$, not being content with denigrating FLOSS for more than a decade, now seeks to block FLOSS by technical means:

It’s time the world stood up to M$ and classified M$’s OS as the malware that it is.

see also Reddit

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to If You Can’t Beat ’em, Block ’em

  1. Viktor wrote of FSF funding, “you don’t know if anything of value will be done with the money you donate”.

    “When you donate to the FSF as an associate member, you support the essential freedoms for all computer users, with a sustaining contribution. Join with over 3,000 active members in 48 countries, representing a diverse membership of computer users, artists, software engineers, hackers, students, and activists.

    When you donate as an associate member, you are part of an informed society working together to make a better world: respectful of individual freedom, social solidarity, personal privacy, and democracy — built on free software.

    The Free Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your member donation is tax-deductible in the US.”

    see https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom

    Wikipedia: “501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund, cooperating association or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, to promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.[7][8] These bodies are often referred to in shorthand form as “Friends of” organizations.”

    I think that says a lot about how the money is spent. It’s not spent to make Bill and Steve and their buddies richer. It’s spent to make the world a better place.

  2. Viktor says:

    What’s your problem? It IS gambling! Because you don’t know if anything of value will be done with the money you donate. The FSF is a big ol’ scam.

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