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Open-Source allowing Corpostate Banks into the fold could yield short-term win, but long-term dependence that could turn open source to closed once again.

That’s my theory, folks, based on reading this article,

Top banks join Linux and open-source patent protection group – www.zdnet.com

From www.zdnet.com 2021-02-15 11:08:00 When it comes to defending the intellectual property (IP) rights of Linux and open-source software, global leading banks aren’t the first businesses to come to mind. Things have changed. Barclays, the London-based global corporate and investment bank, and the TD Bank Group, with its 26-million global customers, have joined the leading open-source IP defense group, the Open Invention Network (OIN)….

….why would banks, no matter how big, care? It’s because even banks care about opposing the abuse of IP rights by patent assertion entities (PAE), better known to most of us as “patent trolls.” Even banks are subject to patent troll attacks these days.

The sheer number of patent infringement suits filed by patent trolls has continued to grow over the past several years. Changes in legal precedent and the economic effects of the global pandemic appear to have further fanned the flames of the patent troll threat. Left unaddressed, the practice of asserting questionable patents diverts companies’ resources away from Innovation to costly defenses again trolls….


In my scenario, these corpostate banks will bring in corpostate cash to fund open-source fantasies, creating ‘bridges’ between open-source tools and their financial services tools.   The very nature of open source is perverted by the injection of dependence on such monopolized controls as major banking institutions are in and of themselves.

These same banks have been politically targeting gun owners and conservatives for financial assassination, and continue to threaten, using their coercive monopolistic financial institutional power, to DESTROY any alternative platforms to the ones of their allies or parent companies.

Look at the struggles with financial exchange that platforms like Gab and Parlor have had to find work-arounds for.

The article misses the main conflict of interest between these camps;

self-sustainability, self-determination, self-control versus dependence on centralized grids of power that have already demonstrated a clear willingness to use that monopolistic power to coercively force their moral supremacist partisanship on all who have no power to withdraw their dependence on these same grids of power.

Apparently, the open source community misses the point as well, or has already been ‘parasitized’ (to borrow the phrase and concept of Gad Saad) by corpostate-dependent individuals from within.

If so, we Freedomists will need to build new open source alternatives to the ones that have been parasitized.