This scan of a newsletter is from 1971 but it could just as easily have been posted to Mastodon today.
From https://logicmag.io/06-mainframe-interrupted/ on Joan Greenbaum's attempt to unionize computing.
Linux and “open source” in a nutshell, from the horse’s mouth:
“There is a genuine reason to worry. My desktop is free but my data and applications (which run in the cloud) aww not … what do you care about more – just that the code is open or also about the business practices as well?”
Linus Torvalds: “Personally, I only care about the code. When I say maybe there are people who worry about walled gardens and cloud provides who take ownership of your data, I am not one of those people.”
Sadly, the #Collaborate platform is a great example of how the #VultureCapitalist startup funding model has infected #SocialEnterprise thinking;
* they call their website an "app"
* Instead of building on and sharing their work as #FreeCode;
"You must not ... create derivative works based upon the Site of any kind whatsoever or any software or programming related thereto"
* You can only login via FB (to be fair they're working on a native login):
🛎️ Website update: finally revised a short article that critiques Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (that I am a member of) for their strategy of shunning proprietary software:
🧠 *reading archive of my deleted twitter account*
🧠 wow lots of these would make for good tooting
🧠 i should repost them on the fediverse so everyone can enjoy
👨 you know we're trying to be more empathetic and less narcissistic right? this ain't a good look
🧠 look at this one though it's so relevant to my interests
👨 because you wrote it, asshole