"The 9th of July, 2018, ARM launched a FUD campaign against FLOSS and RISC-V disguised as “facts”. This is a demonstration of the open source community responding to ARM’s lies:"

Rebuttal grounded in truth:

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@Maltimore @ddipaola @schestowitz ARMs riscv-basics.com campaign has been taken down yesterday. Very confusing. According to theregister.co.uk it was genuine:

The main info graphic is also hosted here. This is kind of a proof that ARM was behind it: arm.com/-/media/global/company

riscv-basics.com now lives here: web.archive.org/web/2018070823


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At least with #gnu #linux you must install the malicious software; with proprietary OSes there are back doors that cannot be removed and NSA leaks open these up https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/linux-becomes-major-cryptomining-target-496946

Moving from twitter to the libre alternative. I'm the user @axd_v on twitter. Care a lot about libre software and its future. An avid Emacs and Debian user. Currently a student at Cal Berkeley.

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