Tucker Carlson recently asked how diversity is our greatest strength, receiving an angry reaction and predictable accusations of racism. Nobody actually bothered to offer a good faith answer, because there isn’t one. When people who have little in common try to work together, you invariably end up with communication and collaboration sinking to the lowest common denominator. More and more time gets wasted managing communication problems and value conflicts than is invested in the actual project.
A self-anointed priesthood of experts on managing social conflict swarm in like buzzards on a carcass, further complicating matters. These people not only care more about perfecting social protocol than about delivering solid code, they’re actively hostile to the dorky middle-aged white guys who actually bring the skills and experience. They’re constantly ruling in favor of the chicks with dicks and Indigenous Australians with Invisible Illness who comprise a large and growing subset of package maintainers, documentation specialists, and other bit players who commit more drama than code.
Their purpose in life is to henpeck the important people in the name of “social justice,” insisting that the Linux kernel mailing list focus on tone policing Linus’s brusque mannerisms instead of improving the memory management module. Linus isn’t “racist,” “sexist,” or “altright.” He’s not /ourguy/. He’s consistently apolitical. He doesn’t care what color your ass is or which restroom you use to shit, as long as your pull requests aren’t shit. He cares more about the kernel’s quality than your preferred pronouns, which has rendered him “problematic” in today’s oppressively politically correct environment.
Linus was bullied into replacing his tongue-in-cheek “Code of Conflict” with a new “Code of Conduct” that was part of a larger campaign to confront and correct his micro-aggressions. He dreaded attending his own annual Linux Conference because the whole thing was being set up as an intervention where the crybullies intended to corner and shame him for not talking and thinking like a leftist faggot. After years of this insulting, degrading, and spirit-crushing treatment, Linus has finally said “Fuck it!” and abandoned his maintainership of the open source community’s flagship codebase.
Even if Linus wants to come back, he mostly likely won’t be allowed back.
For decades, the open source community has dreaded a potential doomsday where the mega-corporations would take Linux down. It just happened today, not with a bang or a fight, but a queef. And not one prominent person in the open source community will have the courage to admit what’s happened, much less challenge it. If I could travel back in time to the nineties and warn my fellow Slackware geeks that Linux would actually defeat Windows, then go down like this, nobody would believe me.
It’s not really that big of a deal, though. Linus’s talents have been wasted on work that some random Oracle employee pretending to be a “volunteer” could just as easily perform. His creation of git was far more transformative than everything else he’s done since creating Linux itself thirty years ago. Part of the magic of the open source community is that the critical part–the part where the real creativity, risk, and fun all lie–will always remain a “safe space” for dropping a homophobic joke or responding honestly and directly to stupidity.
That’s because there’s no money in the early, risky, uncertain stages of open source development, long before one has a commercially viable product with support contracts and patch requests from major corporations. You’ll never find Zoe Quinn at that stage of the project, because neoliberalism is a fundamentally capitalist and corporate phenomenon. What the hell can they do if there’s no money to grift, no HR department to file a complaint with, no investors to lobby, and no public reputation to hold for ransom?
Linus should respond in the same way Brendan Eich has with his development of the Brave Browser, which I highly recommend. Eich, like Andrew Torba, proved that you don’t need Silicon Valley’s echo chamber of self-righteous busy-bodies to deliver popular and successful software and services. Maybe he’ll make some transformative contribution to blockchain technology, help mainstream Tor or other essential privacy and free speech tools, or scratch some obscure itch of his that he has been too busy juggling retards and apologizing to assholes to scratch. My wish is for him to help lead the AltTech revolution against Apple, Google, and Facebook turning the web into a heavily-censored and algorithmically filtered Prodigy-style walled garden.
Whatever it is; I hope Linus stops apologizing once and for all to the angry mob of well-funded losers feeding off of his genius, labor, sacrifice, risk, and precious time.
You racists are going to have a bad. I damn your determination.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
This should be posted on Minds, in the meantime I will be linking to it in a post that already exists.
sad day. sad lonely whimpering queef. fucking leftists ruin everything good.
Great article. I think Linus will come back. If he doesn’t he can just fork his own kernel and begin from square one without the SJW’s. Most distributions will follow Linus and his version of the kernel and the SJW version will crash into obscurity.
Good article. Now that Windows is going SaaS, and I’m trying to avoid Win 10 for privacy reasons, I was considering a Linux OS. I wonder, is Parrot OS going to be affected by this? What are the options other than the Mac and Windows?
If you’re tech-savvy enough to deal with the headaches of Linux, it’ll probably always be an option. Win 10 is a privacy nightmare and that isn’t likely to change in future iterations. macOS isn’t nearly as bad as Windows from a privacy standpoint (though that isn’t saying much), but it can be made much better through the use of a program called Little Snitch. LS gives you very fine-grained control over outbound connections – you can block connections to whatever you want, even Apple’s own services. It’s sort of a PITA to set up in a sensible way, but once you do, there isn’t much that beats it from a privacy perspective (save some specialized variants of Linux).
Forgive me for sounding like a neophyte, but I’m a little light on the lingo, what exactly is “Saas”?
Next can you use “Little Snitch” on any Apple product?
Little Snitch is only for macOS. I assume you’re asking about iOS; I’m pretty sure it’s not something that *could* be built on iOS. Apple keeps their mobile hardware locked down pretty tight; it’s why they’re so secure, but it comes at the cost of customizability.
SaaS = Software as a Service.
Why don’t White men ditch all of this madness – and create things for US?
The open source and crypto-anarchist communities have done more for nationalists by accident than nationalists have done for themselves on purpose in the past few decades.
And so it will be in the future, as well. From cryptocurrency allowing us to fundraise without the big banks to this very open source website here, our movement is built on alttech and would be entirely censored, broke, and irrelevant without it.
Linux probably defeated Windows server, not the pc operating system so much.
Linux has been controlled by Red Hat/US Intelligence for at least a decade.
“”some really startling facts about Red Hat came to light. For me the biggest was the fact that the US military is Red Hat’s largest customer:
“When we rolled into Baghdad, we did it using open source,” General Justice continued. “It may come as a surprise to many of you, but the U.S. Army is ‘the’ single largest install base for Red Hat Linux. I’m their largest customer.” (2008)””
First they brought out systemd against the wishes of the community. Getting rid of Torvalds was just them tying up the final loose ends. So those that thought they could escape the surveillance by removing systemd won’t be able to do so, because the kernel will be just as compromised as systemd.
The systemd/Red Hat story is on the website above.