Abolition requires imagination. Is Linux becoming the privacy friendly and FLOSS status quo that we’re all forced to accept? What comes next? I just created /c/beyondlinux.

  • adrianmalacoda
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    3 years ago

    I imagine a world beyond proprietary software, and GNU/Linux is the most promising implementation of that.

    I don’t agree with reducing software-freedom to an issue of mere privacy-friendliness. I’m willing to be realistic about the security shortcomings of Libre software but not if the alternative is locked down silos and walled gardens.

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    3 years ago

    Downvote because this is ad for the /c/beyondlinux guild, which was already advertised on multiple places today.

    There is only closed and open source, so there is nothing beyond that.

    • Rocky McDonaldOP
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      3 years ago

      I’m really sorry I couldn’t make clearer the imagination that comes with creating a usable and FLOSS operating system! The article is a little pessimistic, sure, but check out some resources on up-and-coming kernels like Zircon and SeL4 in particular and tell me what you think.

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            3 years ago

            Just my two cents:

            I will never, ever trust anything made by Google. seL4, sure since it’s both formally verified and the kernel itself is a very small codebase (you still need to be careful of who’s making your userspace programs with any seL4 OS though), but there are way too many places to hide backdoors even in open source projects for CIA/NSA backed Google to ever be a viable option for security. It’s something that the UnGoogled Chromium and UnGoogled Android projects have proven time and time again because even as projects with the express intent to remove Google dependence, they’re still finding existing Google stuff in weird places and are adamant that they’re never sure that they’ve removed everything.