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Pablo Cholaky (waltercool)
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Computing MUST be free for everyone, transparent, flexible. Paid content could exist, but a free option must be available and should be FOSS
Computing MUST be free for everyone, transparent, flexible. Paid content could exist, but a free option must be available and should be FOSS

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OK #Microsoft, you went quite far this time about user privacy.

Disabling this should be mandatory for every Windows 10 user if they care about #Freedom

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I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.

Please... for god sake #Linux regular and alternative libraries, keep your f** ABI versioned and standard! #glibc must sympathize with #musl and #uclibc. I'm quite tired to do software workarounds for any place where libc isn't really standard.

#Intel... why so blob-ish lately on #Linux? What happened to you? You used to be a fair company. Except #MEI, everything was cool for #GNU-ish systems

Now I have blobs for Nvidia (this is fine, those guys are douchebags who don't like to open anything), Intel iGPU (GuC + DmC) , Intel wireless card (TON of firmware files!), Intel bluetooth card (very bugged) and intel ucode... and now you will do it for the audio?!

Being OpenSource isn't just giving transparent user-space tools and libraries, is about, ok, you keep your patents, but you leave the user fully access and knowledge about how everything works. We purists don't really like hidden easter eggs on our computers. On computer science, when something isn't transparent, it usually leaving security holes or abusive code for users, and we just want to keep open ecosystems to people, let everyone let free and usually blobs makes systems to be restricted to certain Linux versions and unsupported for older or future versions...

Anyways, meanwhile you don't usually want to talk about it, specially MEI, AMD your competitor mentioned they want to help opening the whole PSP (of course, words and facts are different matters).

But something is clear, Intel may be a whole monopoly currently for laptops due AMD APU market target (low end), but it might be a change on future, and the whole opensource purists may switch to AMD due less firmware requirements... for example, AMD usually code on Linux under standard modules, meanwhile Intel uses their own modules for their hardware only, this is not really something bad, but standard means easy to maintain, easy to migrate in future.

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Pablo Cholaky (waltercool) commented on a post on Blogger.
Good initiative. That would be good for transparency!

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That happens when you don't own the software #FreeSoftware

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