Raspberry Pi OS has turned into spyware for M$:

And yes, they add M$'s repository key to APT's trusted database and add their repo to APT's repo list.
Without asking.
Or informing you via a NEWS file.

So now every time you do "apt[itude] update", M$ will know about it.

This isn't the first time that the Foundation changed your sources.list without asking: x0f.org/@FreePietje/1037994382

Fuck that.

RPF thought it was good to blog about 'it' after all:

.. by a M$ snake-oil sales representative.

"VS Code is a free, open source developer text editor"

That is "free" as in beer, not freedom. And yes, the code is available, so technically open source, but you can't distribute the binary.

So technically he isn't lying.
But this also proves you (still) can't trust anything that comes from M$.
And shame on for giving this credence.

And through the comments I learned that VS Code is an Electron app.

Maybe we should start a fundraiser so M$ can rewrite it in a proper way?

But what actually pisses me off the most is this:

Linux isn't hard to learn.
Linux becomes hard to learn, when you first learn something else and then have to unlearn that first in order to learn the new thing.
Then it is different from what you know and that makes it hard.

That is why M$ and Apple give their software (almost) for free to elementary schools, so children get locked in early.

The FOSS community has done a LOT for and and now RPF is helping M$ lock kids in too

🖕 🖕 🖕

@FreePietje "lock in early" is Adobe's strategy too—it's not so much that (modern) creative open source tools like Krita and Blender are so hard to use compared to Adobe's monsters, but everyone is used to Adobe's so it's always "but this is haard!" because it is different to use

@orionwl @FreePietje isn't that also why marketing is generally aimed at younger audiences? Get them while they are impressionable and make them a customer for life.

@mep1911 @orionwl @FreePietje Look at what google is doing with chromium (migrating features to chrome-only) now that the entire ecosystem has become a chromium derivative. Using VSCodium is just as big of a mistake as using VSCode.

@kekcoin @mep1911 @FreePietje that's up to you of course

just be aware that in the case of open source, freely licensed software, you're not spiting anyone by "i'm not using your software"

someone you completely disagree with could make software that is useful to you and it shouldn't really matter


@orionwl @kekcoin @mep1911
I agree.
For *me*, I also consider the context (). If I think it's troublesome enough, I may also be inclined to warn others of potential dangers.

M$ isn't just the source of the EEE strategy, but it has done many 'questionable' things since. I could list a bunch, but you likely know all/most already.

The use of "Free COMMA open source" is to me an indication that it's just a(nother) trojan horse. Hence my anger and my warnings against them.

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