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Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-06 14:12
by n_hologram
Speaking of "corporations in my foss," what's up with Google and Gitlab?

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/04/05/gke ... tegration/

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-06 17:25
by llivv
I stumbled upon this while trying to verify a story I heard a few weeks ago about the arrest of the TOR lead, ( still unverified ).

Anyways, The Register reports:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/0 ... r_actions/


hologram you have to go back to the M$ vs Google court case the DOJ ruled on back near the turn of the century for many of googles actions since that verdict.

many despise google for their privacy issues. I personally believe that phones are now the biggest privacy violaters on the planet.
Unrivaled by many many other means, both legal and illegal, to violate personal privacies now available.
But, one has to be or/either finely tuned or/and very unlucky to even hear mention of many of them, as they are unusally someone elses secret. As if

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-06 19:15
by debiman
n_hologram wrote:Speaking of "corporations in my foss," what's up with Google and Gitlab?

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/04/05/gke ... tegration/


hmm.
so is this now becoming
gitlab vs. github == google vs. microsoft???

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-06 19:29
by HuangLao

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-07 05:21
by Innovate
Am I hallucination? that... it smells like codeplex2 & google code2?

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-07 17:58
by Wheelerof4te
So we see you are trending bad stuff against us. What if we were to...censor it? :twisted:
https://twitter.com/UpEnd_org/status/10 ... 1643275264

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-07 20:13
by llewellen
debiman wrote:
n_hologram wrote:Speaking of "corporations in my foss," what's up with Google and Gitlab?

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/04/05/gke ... tegration/


hmm.
so is this now becoming
gitlab vs. github == google vs. microsoft???


If this truly is the only practical choice in the short term, choose github/MS. MS is very big and very muscular but ultimately dull and plodding. Google is very big and very muscular but cunning, fast and malevolent (viz. Google and the World Brain https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2551516/).

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-08 02:05
by n_hologram
I would not call Sergey Brin big or muscular but I get your point.

Both corporations have histories of their own unique atrocities; MS would do the same, if only they'd the power. It seems that Google might dethrone the formidable Microsoft, a kind of fallen glory.
Henry, Prince of Wales wrote:For worms, brave Ballimer: fare thee well, great heart!
Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk!
When that this tower did contain XP,
A kingdom for it was too small a bound;
But now two paces of the server farm
Is room enough

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-08 06:24
by debiman
debiman wrote:
n_hologram wrote:Speaking of "corporations in my foss," what's up with Google and Gitlab?

https://about.gitlab.com/2018/04/05/gke ... tegration/


hmm.
so is this now becoming
gitlab vs. github == google vs. microsoft???


i phrased this as a question, not a fact.
if someone can contribute to answering both above questions, i'd like to hear more!
meanwhile, i am reading that gitlab.com is running on azure. eargh!

but, gitlab is also open source software and runs on other servers, too.

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-08 11:58
by Wheelerof4te
The official reaction of The Linux Foundation:
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/mi ... -reaction/
Not surprising since:
Why the sudden change? This is not a sudden change. Microsoft has become a top contributor to Linux and Kubernetes, they develop and distribute Linux-based products, they open sourced .NET, and they are backers of The Linux Foundation


EDIT: Oh, and let this sink in, too:
http://techrights.org/2016/03/08/microsoft-eee-eclipse/
http://techrights.org/2016/03/10/charm- ... -distract/
Totally wasn't expected. No, not at all. /s

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-08 16:15
by llewellen
EDIT: Oh, and let this sink in, too:
http://techrights.org/2016/03/08/microsoft-eee-eclipse/
http://techrights.org/2016/03/10/charm- ... -distract/
Totally wasn't expected. No, not at all. /s


Anyone who believes even one word uttered by MS or google is too naive to be allowed outdoors unaccompanied. To the extent that people are capable of and actually avoid the products and services of MS and google they lose revenue. So, either kill FOSS or co-opt it into the revenue stream in one way or another. Any other purported explanation or justification is cynical, deceitful blather meant to distract.

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-09 23:14
by pawRoot
None1975 wrote:So here are the basic laws of capitalism. Microsoft is expanding, hijacking the growing markets. Otherwise it can not be. By destroying small-scale production, capital leads to an increase in productivity of labour and to the creation of a monopoly position for the associations of big capitalists. Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital.


If you hate capitalism so much you can always move to Venezuela, i heard that communism is working fine for them.

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-09 23:26
by llewellen
If you hate capitalism so much you can always move to Venezuela, i heard that communism is working fine for them.


Why move? Why not work to change or improve the politico-economic system where one lives?

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-09 23:40
by pawRoot
llewellen wrote:
If you hate capitalism so much you can always move to Venezuela, i heard that communism is working fine for them.


Why move? Why not work to change or improve the politico-economic system where one lives?


Of course you can stay in your country and fight to have another Venezuela :lol:

Re: Microsoft might buy GitHub

PostPosted: 2018-06-10 00:15
by Head_on_a_Stick
pawRoot wrote:i heard that communism is working fine for them

The Communist Manifesto does state quite clearly that the proposed economic system cannot co-exist with Capitalism.

Also, you might want to ask the folks in Spain & Italy how Capitalism is working for them.

Capitalism failed back in 2008 and now only "works" for the very rich.

But anyway, enough of the politics... :twisted: