Yeah, people going to call this “political,” but I think everyone’s peace and safety are more important.
I am for a push to get companies to stop using Chinese manufacturing for their products in light of the information coming out about the on-goings about the Chinese Wuhan Virus outbreak.
You may ask what does this have to do with Linux? A lot. Lots of devices are now being made which are targeting the Open Source/Linux Community. Items like the Raspberry Pi, and various projects being made by the Pine64 folks are being targeted for Linux.
When I bring it up, people try to absolve the factories of any wrongdoing. I say that is not the case for many reasons.
- If you have ever watched a Chinese citizens being interviewed outside of China, and even with their face covered, they fully support their government.
- Those companies have to do what the government tells them to do. Look how they were able to shut down the whole city of Wuhan with millions of people in it.
- They collect taxes off these companies which over goes to support the Chinese government which just keeps them empowered.
What about those hundreds of thousands of so-called test kits from China which were not even working, and had to be shipped back?
You can watch a great report put together by Tim Pool. It is a bit lengthy, but opens your eyes to what China is really doing, and makes me a bit angry.
What’s everyone’s else thought on this?