When Google corrupts your politicians, your schools (#GSuite), your newspapers (#GNI), your web, your emails, your universities, .., you expect ".org"s like the #FSFE to be your last resort and to defend you.

But when you discover that also the FSFE is financed by Google (2013-2020), it is finally time to #panic:

fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus.en.h

#rms & #FSF fought #Google even in court:
gnu.org/proprietary/malware-go
fsf.org/licensing/google-book-

Is the @fsfe in the position to do the same?

@FuckOffGoogle @aral

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Also the #FSF took money from Google. But without Google getting anything in return. So it's not corruption.
fsf.org/patrons/fy2016

@akf Oh, Google got nothing in return?

If Greenpeace allows itself to be funded by ExxonMobil, do you think ExxonMobil gets anything in return?

Or what if a famous doctor is sponsored by Philip Morris… does Philip Morris get anything in return?

Are we really this naïve?

@aral
I am not naïve, but I look at the whole pricture. When they would have toned down on articles like the following, then and only then I would be worried.

gnu.org/proprietary/malware-go

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@akf But that article cannot be correct. The FSF would never have been funded by a malware vendor, right? Very confusing, isn’t it?

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@aral
Oh, I don't find it confusing at all. Lots of rich people donate for good causes. To relieve their conscience, to get good PR and not to forget, it's tax-deductible.

Note: The #FSF writes "The FSF does not endorse the activities of its patrons." and there is not even a thanks on that page.

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