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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

 No.13936

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 No.13940

>>12971
you can easily configure firefox to not datamine or fingerprint you

 No.14510

i just found that mobilism is a ukranian site
kinda feel bad for them

 No.14511

>>12970
>You misunderstood the risk of installing pirates software.
Pirated software is just a crack of the software that disables it from doing the license check. If they install any secondary software that would be easy to check. I've installed tons of pirated software and no problems. The only stuff that's risky is if you're trying to use professional art software professionally. I've heard companies like The Foundry are very litigious and if you ever installed pirate software on a machine and then you install the legit software they might catch you and sue you.

 No.14512

>>14511
Also I should say. When you download pirated software. You are just installing the regular software and then changing a few files afterwards. You can even dl it from the companies website themselves and just replace a few files with the crack.

 No.14514

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>Why yes, I enjoy both piracy and FOSS, how could you tell?

 No.14520

why is this on /tech/


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