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"Technology reveals the active relation of man to nature" - Karl Marx
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 No.12952

>FOSS? Free as in freedom?
>lol i just pirate it bro

 No.12955

>>12952
How do you even pirate safely these days?

 No.12959

>>12955
With a VPN or other proxy. Derp.

 No.12966

Enjoy still getting datamined by your pirated proprietary software.

 No.12967

>>12959
I meant installing sketchy software you can't see the source of. What if its trojaned.

 No.12968

>>12967
They're not going to do anything to you unless you try to make money with it and then that's only some companies that are really aggressive about that.

 No.12969

>>12967
Good antiviruses aren't that bad. A small filehost got pwnt last year and was made to send out trojans that 2/3 of antiviruses on virustotal.com picked up just fine.

 No.12970

>>12968
You misunderstood the risk of installing pirates software.
>>12969
Do you need to pay for good antivirus? I've been using my same mac for 8 years.

 No.12971

>>12966
So can FOSS, one example is firefox

 No.12989

>>12971
And people can fork it without the spyware.

 No.12990

>>12989
Depends on the software, the devs can make the software outright refuse to work without the spyware bits, and obfuscate the source code so that it'll be much harder to remove the spyware bits

Something being open-source doesn't guarantee that its source code is readable


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