Quotes of the week

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The LinuxReviews Quote of the week is some free software related quote which is shown on the front page of this website. What quote is used is typically random and everything goes as long as it's somehow related to free software or computers or anything else remotely relevant. The same quote will sometimes stay up one week, sometimes four. The quotes have so far been thrown away when they have been replaced. That may be a waste so this page was created to collect them when they are thrown away.

Week 40, 2019

"The purpose of a non-free program is to subjugate people. And typically that leads to malicious functionalities. Many of the most widely non-free programs are MALWARE. Now, note that malware is totally different issue, a different consent. The difference between free software and proprietary software is a matter of how the program is distributed to users, on what conditions for instance it's distributed. And the same code, any code, could be distributed as free software, any code could be distributed as proprietary software. Sometimes the same code is distributed both ways in parallel. It's a matter of how the code is distributed. It is not a technical issue, it is not a technical distinction between free and proprietary. Technical distinctions are things like what features does the program have, how does it work, how was the code written? Those are all technical things. This is a social, ethical and political distinction which is why it is so important."

Week 41, 2019

"No System Is Safe!"

慕冬亮 (Dongliang Mu) on the Linux Kernel Mailing List on September 26th, 2019

Week 45, 2019

"Please do not stick defines into a function body. That's horrible."

Thomas Gleixner on the Linux Kernel Mailing List August 27th, 2019

Week 46, 2019

"These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don't just cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code."