everything wrong with free software
"obedience breeds foolishness"
*originally posted:* jan 2022
note: yes, "STATEMENT" was used instead of "MESSAGE"
a message from the chief gnewsance:
Recent developments such as the unionisation drive in Blizzard Activision and digital organising through union apps in Uganda show a new development in the world of computing.
This is an intertwining of the labour movement with the computing world. Previously, projects such as GNU focused on the software and didn't think about the labour that went into producing that software.
These new develoments mark a new direction. Software is now being used to further the cause of labour.
In the past, the focus was too much on software and too little on society. This needs to be reversed.
Every person who writes software should be in a trade union. GNU's aim was a political aim but it lost its politics.
The emancipation of software from corporations is not possible without the emancipation of human labour from corporations.