Should software be political? I mean it is the current year after all

Emberfire
Emberfire

Should software be political? I mean it is the current year after all.

Flameblow
Flameblow

who is stallman?

SniperGod
SniperGod

Yes, software freedom must be protected and feminism needs to be obstructed.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I dont get the first one.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@New_Cliche
It's qalculate a program written by a stronk feminist womyn.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Flameblow
Some hack who wants to ride Linus' coattails. He may have made a nice editor back in the day, and perhaps a compiler.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

No

Sage

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Stark_Naked
ebin downvote friend

King_Martha
King_Martha

What's wrong OP? Your Trump shitpost shilling Bernie didn't get enough bites?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Free software is inherently political. Linux, OpenBSD, GNU CC, Firefox, VLC, Wikipedia, Apache, OpenSSL, GPG, Tor, vichan... Many technologies have driven and shaped political discourse, all codifying their own human principles and values.

I don't believe politics should be shoved into software, I believe software is the politics.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Free software is inherently political. Linux, OpenBSD, GNU CC, Firefox, VLC, Wikipedia, Apache, OpenSSL, GPG, Tor, vichan... Many technologies have driven and shaped political discourse, all codifying their own human principles and values.

I don't believe politics should be shoved into software, I believe software is the politics.

Don't you dare fucking double post this kikewheels

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Yes, software should be political. Specifically, it should be anti-social justice, A.K.A. Marxism. And, it should be anti-feminist.

Any time you allow Marxism and feminism in, you're simply setting yourself up for destruction.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Fuzzy_Logic
you're simply setting yourself up for destruction.
Elaborate

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Spazyfool
Then every piece of software made by men has to have the "men" symbol in the logo, right?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@New_Cliche
I'm working on this project (software or whatever), but I need more people, I can't do it on my own. Should I get the people than best suite the job, regardless their, gender, race, whatever?, or should I make sure I take a group of people where 50% are women, 30% are black... etc?

If you chose the second, you chose mediocrity, you will fail in the long run because the rest have better teams.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Crazy_Nice
Not if everyone also hires for diversity. Then the end result will be shit across the board.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Emberfire
political software
spend all time being stronk feminist wumn and no time actually writing anything, software or otherwise
non-political software
spend time writing software
feelsgoodman.webm

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@SomethingNew
Good answer

King_Martha
King_Martha

nothing should be political except politics. but leftists wont let that happen, so we have to go to war with them.

takes2long
takes2long

@King_Martha
"Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave you alone."
-- Richard Stallman

massdebater
massdebater

@SomethingNew
@SomethingNew
Agree with this.

In a way, it's one of the reasons why last year I made the full switch to Linux, because I'm willing to learn a new system that has an actual community with helpful people (I consider Leeky Forums helpful) and the principles behind FOSS and libre software I can get behind.

I do believe that, like art, software and even hardware is a statement. I'm more on the IT side of things, but I repair vidya systems for crackers and niggers here in the ghetto. Taking apart a 3DS and taking apart a PSP/Vita feel like I am reading someone's poetry in a way, due to how they construct it and the notes they take.

Software I see as the same; LibreOffice for example speaks to me in a different way Microsoft Office does. They are representations and statements of the developers and company. Only one would I be able to back.

likme
likme

@massdebater
Glad to hear you switched over fully to Linux user, but tbh you sound a lot like that faggot Steve Jerbs. Do you'reself a favor and become a real electrical, mechanical, or at least software engineer. Then at least you'll be adequately informed for you are 'poetry' critiques.

But yea, tech is cool. Just don't be deluded about it's driving forces ehh.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@massdebater
In a way, it's one of the reasons why last year I made the full switch to Linux, because I'm willing to learn a new system that has an actual community with helpful people (I consider Leeky Forums helpful) and the principles behind FOSS and libre software I can get behind.

Yeah, Leeky Forums is great like that. This board is my reason too for using linux more and more.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@massdebater
@likme
@happy_sad

I fell for the Gentoo meme because of you guys.

girlDog
girlDog

@SomethingNew
Sounds to me like you don't even know what the fuck politics is.

Software isn't politics, it's not political, technology isn't political. Just because people argue about it doesn't make it politics.

Sage for shit thread filled of retarded replies.

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