>>112>Do you actually believe the "free" in "free software" is referring to "zero cost"?
This is why the word free software needs to be abandoned and replaced with the use of the word libre software RMS is not going to single handedly rewrite the English language.
with this out of the way.>>83>>60
This is my first time posting here and after reading the garbage you have written someone needs to put you into your place.
Unless you are a Utopian pipe dream anarchists this is how life works tell me how in your utopia will software be developed? Is everyone going to write their own OS from zero?
unless this is your argument there will always be organizations who control or have over represented power in the development of some software.
Yes GNU/free software movement/whatever people are delusional if they seriously believe their own propaganda about some grounds up organic movement fairy tail.
If the USSR existed today and was making GPL software the polit biuro would decide what exactly is written and give the money. And there is nothing wrong with this! Because unless you are a Utopian anarchists you realize organizations will always assemble themselves and some organizations will have more power then others. And individualistic crap like Utopian anarchism will never exist because organizations are more effective then individuals. This is simply how reality works.
The point of the GPL is that EVERYONE can fork the code and make his own distro.
THIS IS THE POINT!
Not that some corporation contribute code. Because everyone can fork this code and remove all the bad things the corporation placed there (like spyware).
You try to do this with proprietary software. The point is that even small organizations can fork the code.
For example Linux mint is literally Ubuntu minus amazon spyware.
So what is your argument? That walking 1KM is terrible because it takes a lot of time so everyone should walk 50KM ??? You try to legally remove the bad things from windows 10 (unremovable spyware named cortana) and contrast how easy it is to remove spyware form GPL OS like Ubuntu. Yes it takes a team to do it only people can do it and Canonical can go suck a dick because once the code is GPL it is GPL FOREVER! Meaning they can not come back and demand their code back we keep all the good driver software and remove the spyware, canonical can enjoy its dwindling markershere and profits.
The same happened with Open Office.org Oracle did think it can take GPL code make their own thing and introduce crapware, people did say no forked the code and made Libre office now Libre office dominates and Open Office.org is a marginal thing if not abandoned.
EVERY HUMAN has the code Oracle made FOREVER! Oracle can not demand their code back! This is the idea of the GPL.
WE Have the code and Oracle lost time and money writing the code for Open Office.org how can you paint this as a bad thing?
This is the ENTIRE IDEA OF THE GPL!
See the 1KM VS 50KM example. Its far easier to fork the code and remove the bad parts then to write the code from ZERO!
This is a eternal battle however its great, all you need to remember is to keep up to date and switch to the new good fork of this software. It's not like its la-la land forever once we have the GPL.
The GPL is a tool to fight corporate tyranie. >>76>commodification
What a retarded meme, why should I care about that. I have the Oracle code and Oracle lost man hours and money developing it with no return.>>60
<Microsoft using GPL code bad.
There is a reason Ballmer called linux a cancer and libre GPL the greatest threat of all times.
Because you seam not to understand this goes both ways. Lets take browsers for example 99% of all browsers in use are GPL. The main ones are Chromium and FireFox or forks of one of these 2.
THIS IS A GOOD THING.
Because while other proprietary browsers try to exists they can not. Most of the time developing new code for a browser takes time so its a waist of money to develop a new browser from ZERO since you can not use GPl code even once. Then to simply fork a existing GPL browser.
This is why I doubt proprietary browsers will ever come back. Sure you can make one from ZERO or from age old code like Internet Explorer however it requires shit loads of money.
The same happening to OSs is also a good thing.
I mean even Edge from Microsoft uses chromium code and there is Linux code in windows now.
You can bitch and moan about exploration of free laubour however the truth is that everyone can take this code and use it while proprietary code can not be used. This is far better for everyone then proprietary code that NO ONE use (excluding getting super special permissions from the owners) And all modifications of the GPL code MUST be licensed under the GPL themselves. This is not BSD where a corporation can just take code and not give back the modifications.
Everyone can disagree with the pro-capitalist notion of the GPL or that GPL only makes sense in a society where computer code is under copyright. However this is the world we live in and the GPL makes things better for everyone.
How will software development look in your utopia? No seriously answer this.
I see this like this after the revolution in a USSR like state government combines will be tasked with developing software (there is no way around this organization)
The code will be GPL or what will in essence be GPL under these conditions, everyone can take the code and do with it whatever he wants.
<Muh Linux code not secure
What retardation let me tell you something NO CODE is secure. Not one OS follows real safety procedures and for all intense and purposes every program gets admin privileges to run and can seriously harm you.
This is not a problem.
Anything connected to the internet can be considered infected. Look air gaping. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_gap_(networking)
Every software is crap and insecure, want to prevent this? Get a offline computer and think 10 times before plugging anything into your offline computer.
Every code proprietary and libre has exploits. Grow up. Want to see something really frightening? If you know anything about electrical devices you realize that anyone can shut down the entire power in 1 building by plunging in a specially configured peace of electrical device. Any electrical socket and all fuses will be shut down. Think 10 times before plugging anything into your offline computer.
The funny part is that it takes literal minutes to modify any electrical appliance to shut down all fuses.