1

Topic: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

You want a reasoning for leaving? Well, it is the on-going point about making too much foul compromises. The newest one: https://www.debian.org/vote/2022/vote_003

Yes, Debian is doing only the choice of voting for more inclusion of non-free firmware or the choice of make it possible with some kind of "moderation". The point about free and libre software is going more and more to the background: The illusion to have full control with giving up just some "parts". You know that this is for sure an illusion? Hyperbola is going the way because especially about to get back the control.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

2

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

corporate infection

3

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

I would not go with the wording "infection". See the point would be: Others being really infected and confronted with illness would suffer under those assignments - I know about what I'm writing because in some way it would affect myself. For sure I know what you want to criticize, but may I propose an alternative description?

Corporate misusage. For sure companies and corporations are using tools same way as everyone, but the point is: They don't understand principles and values like moral or ethics. So they will try for sure to circumvent the ethical point for free, libre software and make it "theirs" and that completely. The outcome is a disaster for sure! Therefore companies should fork their version for own usage and be kept outside development. This would result in slower processing, but nevertheless it would be better and going the way from the community for the community instead of having people within their jobs doing the code and documentation. We can see today that outcome won't be better for free and libre culture.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

4

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

Rust is coming, no one really asked for it and nevertheless: GNU/Linux is going down with it.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Rust-For- … ll-Request

As to note again: We won't integrate Rust, only to look at gcc-rust when it is perhaps ready whenever that maybe in the future. But this is one of the reasoning for us to leave Linux as it is.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

5

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

Debian is leaving their own social contract with their voting now:

We will include non-free firmware packages from the "non-free-firmware" section of the Debian archive on our official media (installer images and live images). The included firmware binaries will normally be enabled by default where the system determines that they are required, but where possible we will include ways for users to disable this at boot (boot menu option, kernel command line etc.).

When the installer/live system is running we will provide information to the user about what firmware has been loaded (both free and non-free), and we will also store that information on the target system such that users will be able to find it later. Where non-free firmware is found to be necessary, the target system will also be configured to use the non-free-firmware component by default in the apt sources.list file. Our users should receive security updates and important fixes to firmware binaries just like any other installed software.

(https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/20 … 00000.html)

Nobody questions the point and that's the root problem: "At this point basically no new computer works well without proprietary firmware!"
But the generic talk is: "Hey, we want new(er) computers also to run, so please make something." Let's be honest: GNU/Linux is damaged and won't get better.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

6

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

Disappointing.

7

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

Yes, absolutely as free and libre soft- / hardware is nevertheless needed more than ever before. A society based on top of free culture, free sharing of information and learning without boundaries in technical aspects is a society oriented onto values and principles for inclusion of all earthlings, of a global society going free from growing prejudices or the thought being "better" just because of having "more" (of whatever). It is one point of saving for many things, especially information, data and more.

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

8

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

Debian seems to also migrate towards a "merged-usr-only" structure with version 12 (codename "bookworm") to come and marked up as testing. Not final as we need to overlook this outcome: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=978636

Nevertheless this is again frustrating as Hyperbola is oriented on the FHS-structure and not on the systemd-enforced ways. It seems that Debian has lost the focus, also "lost in space" in common for the moment. We need to look even more careful onto the patchsets therefore as we have no interest to break our own file-structure migrated to FHS. Absolutely disappointing!

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

9

Re: Reasoning for leaving GNU/Linux: Definitely needed!

A good note to be made for all of this: The more you try to be or create an alternative, the more you will become the next thing in usage and overcome therefore yourself and your once own motivation for doing!

GNU/Linux and Linux in general have reached for sure the point the same way as other projects (for example one to be named is Mastodon). We need to face the reality: This won't be repaired. So the conclusion is also: Not creating alternatives, just create something and staying true for principles and values in our hectical and harsh times. Yes this means also to exclude parts: But this is a free decision and Hyperbola is doing this for the own motivation. We do ours, others do theirs. smile

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!