everything wrong with free software
"free as in speech"
=> how-to-deal-with-your-raspberry-spy.html how-to-deal-with-your-raspberry-spy
*originally posted:* apr 2021
*updated:* may 2021
### * 2021-05-02
a couple of weeks ago, i said:
> hes going to try to get other people not to mention it, hes going to smear them for "propping it up" (some will actually "prop it up", and thats horrible) though hes going to try to conflate actually informing people with "giving publicity"... then when (almost) nobody talks about it, hes going to swoop in and have it to himself.
the bsotw is he did just that, saying "the coup against free software is not over" (of course it isnt, dipshit. but you knew that already).
### * 2021-04-25
maybe this is like arguing with a horoscope, in that the most important comment is vague enough that he can plausibly deny any meaningful interpretation, but here is the bsotw: http://techrights.org/irc-archives/irc-log-techrights-220421.html
schestowitz Notice how Andy's Wingo's dumb "gnu is not uniform"
(GNU) BS vanished Apr 22 07:32
schestowitz only LWN and Phoronix mentioned it once and that was it Apr 22 07:32
schestowitz another failed coup effort Apr 22 07:32
schestowitz very much failed Apr 22 07:32
who cares if wingos prototype/draft is still online or not? gnu.tools is still up, and wingo is there with it-- you dont even have to scroll down on the "people" page. not to mention that wingo has helped lead this coup (from guix) for more than a year: https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-statement-on-the-gnu-project/
by no means do i think that these arseholes are an unstoppable force, but rons routine posturing and chestbeating pretends that nothing is wrong, that the smallest part of a coup is the coup itself. its only a useful technique if you plan to win the war with propaganda, instead of facts and context.
in my opinion, we could have possibly stopped (or heavily defeated) this years ago if we had fought this directly, instead of trying to beat them at their own game of bullshit. the truth is, this is still going-- very possibly because the fsf and muckrights want to hide problems and be heavy on rah rah rah, light on facts.
### * 2021-04-18
if the bsotw wasnt the gnu ass-end-ly itself, then the bsotw NOT being that would be the bsotw.
=> fraud-as-in-fraudulent---the-gnu-ass-end-ly.html fraud-as-in-fraudulent---the-gnu-ass-end-ly.html
### * 2021-04-11
the bsotw is that pocock is still confusing what amounts to legalised swatting with protecting (rather than threatening) "constitutional rights". this isnt new, but hes still recommending it in new posts this week.
a lot of the stuff he has exposed is useful, but this is just pure fucking bullshit.
get a clue, dan. you may think youre being consistent but your position is hypocritical is fuck, and youd have to be delusional to think its (even rhetorically, let alone actually) a good idea. several people who have appreciated and supported your work think this is a fuck-awful idea. i personally know of three, i guarantee there are more.
### * 2021-04-04
todays bsotw (also the first) is the idea that it was only / mainly "the gnome foundation", not "gnome" supporting the next phase of the anti-stallman coup.
people from the gnome foundation created and maintain the petition, but of the 60-something signatories that mention anything "gnome" as an affiliation, only 35% mention the "gnome foundation" while 65% do not.
several of those from the gnome foundation who signed are also associated with a gnome software project.