Surveillance capitalism runs on Linux.

The third (second in some places) most successful mobile operating system in the world is KaiOS: the closed source, proprietary, people-farming fork of Firefox OS.

These are considered features not bugs in Silicon Valley.

Understand this and you understand the difference between free (as in freedom) and open (as in open for business).

@aral maybe it's also free as in "free market"? What c compiler is used to compile the code for KaiOS?

@lukas Yeah, the free software folks weren’t necessarily against capitalism either and nor do I believe they free software alone is enough to tackle the issues we face today.

@lukas @aral cannot comment on KaiOS but Gerda is a working alternative. It might shed some light about compiler over at

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