>>VGIRVGAN (OP) This is just suckless
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https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/freetardism.html = problem? https://xj-ix.luxe/wiki/trivial-technology/ = solution?
>>VGIRVGAN (OP) The DigDeeper article was pretty shallow. >You mean that, for all those years I've been using Windows programs, I've been required to communicate with some "entities"? That's funny. If only he knew how bad things really are. Most "arguments" are nitpicks or blatant misinterpretations of the definitions (whether on purpose or by stupidity I can't say for sure, but I guess it is a mix of both): >this is easy to violate in the so-called "free software". What prevents me from making a program that can only be run on Wednesdays? Nothing. >This is actually impossible - the purpose is always defined by the programmers. >Windows programs are being redistributed all the time and my favorite: >First of all, access to the source code is absolutely not a precondition for this. People have been disassembling all kinds of software forever >no need to get the sauce guise, just reverse engineer, it is basically the same as editing the source code teehee The point of licenses holding no meaning is very valid in my opinion, personally I believe that no license is best license because bothering to license something gives some legitimacy to copyright law, which I think is bogus, so I just disregard it completely. In the end, the only thing worthwhile it had to say was "corporations bad, stick to community-made software". Fair enough, but hardly a revelation. I think this article offers a better critique of freetardation (even though it doesn't address it directly): https://rosenzweig.io/blog/software-freedom-isnt-about-licenses-its-about-power.html And regarding Trivial Technology as a solution, I already do that. Sucklessware is much easier to edit and maintain than corpoware. I intend to one day create a custom system made only of software written by fellow hackers. I don't care about licenses, if I can get my hands on the source code, and it isn't shitty bloatware, I will use the program.
>>VGIRVGAN (OP) Those are some shitty points. The whole essence of freetardism is to define clear boundaries of computer user autonomy. Author's only argument is that it doesn't matter because Windows gets pirated and you can still modify the binaries. These arguments might have been sound 10 years ago but over the years it became clear that software is more and more becoming a tool of oppression and control. Fretardism provides a clear answer to these questions while handwaving like this enables those in power to further boil the frog
>>VGIRVGAN (OP) why suggest cuck licensing? everyone hates copyright shittery, but it has its point given our environment. have cuck licensors really not read "Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism" (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/pragmatic.html)?