FLOSS developer intentionally corrupts his libraries and has multiple depending applications print out garbage, stating that "I am no longer going to support Fortune 500s [...] with my free work."


#FLOSS #labor

@fcr If you don't want to support fortune 500s with your free work, don't publish your work under the MIT license

I can't fathom people in this thread are siding with him. This is a breach of trust in the open source world. The updates were purposefully malicious.

He was allegedly also making a bomb and set his house on fire:



@Gargron @fcr

IMO, it's not a matter of supporting or rejecting him.

It is about un(der)paid work and about King Ludd: the common misconception that Luddites were "technophobic" and against "the inevitable progress" whereas they were using sophisticated tools and attacked industrial machines to collectively bargain for better salaries.

There is no factory here -but the software industry- and no collective action. However, it is a story about "who controls technology" and about social inequality.

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