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 The open source world could use more breaches of trust in that case, because it could just as well have been actively malicious instead, like the last three times, instead of just causing an infinite loop.

@ChlorideCull @Gargron getting angry at this guy is similar to getting mad at people who block traffic when protesting imo. His actions might not have been “right” but this is someone driven to what is arguably a mischievous act of protest by a system that is often exploitive. At some point it’s going to break down more than it already has and this is probably just a symptom of that.

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