@ohthehugemanatee @Shamar and just as I hope I can convince my grandma to finally install a latch so that she doesn't get burgled anymore, I hope many OSS projects will switch to copyleft licenses so that they won't get abused by Microzon Facegoopple anymore.
But, to circle back to the start of this thread, just as shouting at my grandma and blaming her will not help, antagonizing OSS will also not help.
@ohthehugemanatee @Shamar point is: MS, Google, and Facebook, and others, figured out a business model that enables them to use open-source software to still limit users and lock them in walled gardens. They leverage OSS to deny users the freedoms OSS was supposed to guarantee.
And this is done with cold, calculating premeditation. This is not something that "happened", it's what these companies consciously aim to do. Using OSS as a fig leaf for their monopolistic practices, diluting the term.
@ohthehugemanatee @Shamar I think saying it's open-source's fault that corporate behemoths abuse the lack of copyleft in OSS licenses is no different from blaming my octogenarian grandmother for forgetting to lock the door and getting burgled.
Would locking the door stop the burglary and save everyone's time and money? Sure.
Was it my grandma's fault? No, I will blame the burglars.
Victim-blaming is never a good idea. And does not help.
"At least the admins can't see your DMs on Twitter."
@snowcrashmike Thunderbird doesn't fsck up the GPG stuff with every second update; ClawsMail doesn't; nor does KMail. All of these are projects with several orders of magnitude fewer funds and resources than Apple.
If Apple needs to break GPG so often (and it does happen every 3-6 months!), then this puts undue burden on the free software folks at GPG Suite.
Therefore I shall blame #Apple for this.
I got this banana phone as a joke but it turns out it's the best Bluetooth headset I've ever used.
Help, I'm managing an international consulting firm via banana.
Looks like #Apple screwed GPG Suite over with an update again.
For the record, this is literally putting journalists and their sources in danger (while we strongly suggest moving to Thunderbird, not everyone does).
Let that sink in: Apple is putting journalists in danger on a regular basis, because they cannot be bothered to test Mail App against GPG Suite.
Steam finally added lewd games, but I'm still a little disappointed that they didn't call it Steamy
It is now illegal in Pennsylvania to donate a book to someone incarcerated.
Instead, books must be purchased as ebooks through prison profiteer GTL or ordered through the DOC
This is an attack on gift economies and free speech/culture while expanding the surveillance capitalist, carceral state.
Hacker, activist, free-softie; CISO at https://occrp.org/ # my opinions are my own etc.
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