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I find it somewhat distressing that so many people are wringing their hands about the possible untrustworthiness of the Frightful 5 mega-tech-corps. No duh. They're fundamentally untrustworthy. It's a waste of time to even consider them capable of remediation. We need to cut them out. Yes. Abandon them. And luckily, because of a bunch of plucky developers, it's both possible and (in my experience) quite delightful. Full story: davelane.nz/megacorps

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We're seeing lots of efforts by depraved corporations (Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, IBM, etc.) to present themselves as "open sourcey" despite the fact that their "success" and influence are the result of using *proprietary* technology to exploit their users for maximium profit. These corporations (& those foolish "evangelists" helping perpetrate that agenda) are open-washing their Mafia-style business models. It's a bald-faced lie. To wit: techrights.org/2019/08/13/open

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I have come to the considered conclusion that the way to fix the dire state of technology in schools, governments, and organisations does not involve the global giant tech corporations or their sponsorship/largess. It involves gov'ts working with small local companies and communities of interest. Gov'ts need to realise that software is critical infrastructure, like roads and power grids. And they need to be open and permissionless (with a well defined set of impartial rules) to use & join.

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