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Author: Didier Kryn
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] FSF and human rights
Le 29/03/2021 à 11:14, Alessandro Vesely via Dng a écrit :
> On Fri 26/Mar/2021 22:58:39 +0100 Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> I want politics out of free software.
>> [...]
>> Remember how many voices there were back then against "evil
>> Microsoft" and IE6?
>> But how many raise their voices today against Chrome?
> And IBM before M$...
>> Two weights, two measures.
> If you mean Google (or just Chrome) is enjoying undue community favor,
> I disagree.  Google's curve is still growing and the handover to the
> next actor is not yet on sight, but some marks are visible.  For one,
> Google doesn't appear among FSF's patrons after 2016[*].  By now, they
> reached the evil's side.  Opposing voices are raising, and I look
> forward for a GNU SmartOS.
> If you look at the tangent envelope of all those curves, you see the
> growth of software is very strong.  It is certainly an economic
> question.  How, then, could you keep politics off?  Free software
> poses political problems.  These problems are different from those of
> the previous industrial revolution, but they are still political
> problems.

    The war is ragin on the GCC devel list. Someone even suggested to
"cut the communication channel between GCC and GNU" !