“All-In” with Open Source

Microsoft Acquires GitHub For $7.5B

“… today the company is “all in with open source,” and requested people to judge the company’s commitment to the open source community with its actions in the recent past, today, and in the coming future …” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

It may take decades to undo all the burned bridges caused by DECADES of ridiculing, vilifying, and desperately trying to completely eradicate Open Source. To expect people like me to simply forget is just naive. Given their track record of hostility, this could be a long game where they just shut Github down tomorrow. Time will tell.

The Halloween Documents

And don’t get me started on the ever-increasing problem of the corporate oligarchy which truly runs this country.

The Circus Is Still In Town

Congress wants to extend the copyright on some sound recordings to 144 years

Or more accurately (by the url text) : Orrin Fucking Hatch.

No one lives to 144 years old, and certainly would have no copyright interest in anything they created (namely poop) for that long. No, this is obviously a continuation of the cancer that is Corporate Personhood.

Things in the Public Domain are not “orphaned” and up for adoption by yet another corporation looking to profit from possible copyright lawsuits. There’s so much wrong with that idea that I’m nauseous and may need to go lay down for a while.

All this corporate goatfuckery is going to destroy this country. That, and the social media turning everyone with an opinion into a terrorist, but that’s a topic for another rant.

FBI Report on Active Shooter Incidents

In this FBI report they conclude that:

Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooters in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives.

The  enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.

It’s so refreshing to hear some recognition that armed citizens help save lives. As did unarmed citizens. Guns are not mandatory in this fight against social chaos and domestic terrorism; however they can be helpful in the hands of the responsible citizens willing to stand up against this threat and defend themselves and all of us. Armed citizens are not the enemy; well, 99.99% of them anyway. Most importantly, those are the ones willing to defend against the remaining 0.01% who seem to want to destroy the world. Make these responsible people your enemy at your own peril.