#1802 [*] 28.03.2023 20:20 AP

Epicenter.works: TU Wien macht sich lächerlich mit ihrer Entscheidung für Microsoft

[...] statt den E-Mail-Verkehr mit freier Open-Source-Software abzuwickeln, verschenkt man hier nun Wissen und Daten an ein Big-Tech-Unternehmen; und das an einer der höchsten Bildungsinstitutionen in Österreich, die noch dazu „Technik“ in der Kernkompetenz und im Namen hat.

#1805 29.03.2023 00:15 AP

GNU: Microsoft's Software is Malware

Nonfree (proprietary) software is very often malware (designed to mistreat the user). Nonfree software is controlled by its developers, which puts them in a position of power over the users; that is the basic injustice. The developers and manufacturers often exercise that power to the detriment of the users they ought to serve.

This typically takes the form of malicious functionalities.

#1771 20.03.2023 21:59 AP

InfoWorld: The philosopher: A conversation with Grady Booch

Web3 is a flaming pile of feces orbiting a giant dripping hairball. Cryptocurrencies—ones not backed by the full faith and credit of stable nation states—have only a few meaningful use cases, particularly if you are a corrupt dictator of a nation with a broken economic system, or a fraud and scammer who wants to grow their wealth at the expense of greater fools.