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All operating systems will be released into open source
It started to get really serious for the big computer operating system companies Apple, Microsoft and Google, when earlier this year whole countries like Italy, Sweden, Spain and others, got into a state of emergency because of software security holes exploited by hackers.
The countries where forced into chaos by thousands of blackmailed citizens. In reaction, Italy and Sweden banned Windows completely from all internet connection.A special committee of the senate now states that in fact, hard and software producers have not brought any improvement for the last two decades. Instead, they've produced cycles of artificial dependencies through software upgrades that required OS updates which ultimately required hardware upgrades – all without real benefit for the users. During those cycles, software got bloated with unnecessary features, new bugs and new security holes.
Committee chief Prof. Dr. Vanderhold stated: "70% of the software industry only has work because of this artificial upgrade-cycles. Of course we are glad people have work. But those are highly educated people. They are needed elsewhere for real work." The committee also blames the companies for carelessness. "OS get spit out quicker every year... they just are not ready."
The committee together with the FSF (Free Software Foundation) will start this week to watch over operating system developments at Apple, Microsoft and Google. A law is in preparation that will ultimately oblige any computer and smartphone operating system to be open source and hence under control of public international organizations. "Operating systems are too important to stay in the hands of greedy companies." There will be a one-time compensation for the developers.
Is expropriation appropiate?
It's the nightmare of any confident capitalistic nation, the nuclear bomb of the cold war: Government overtake. Ingenious people hatched in their garages, so to speak, what now is the world's clockwork – the systems who make all the millions of computers and smartphones worldwide do their work. Is it still theirs? Can they be allowed to be in control of something so important? They got rich from it, dominant, overconfident. And then they put the world at risk. Not just once. Nevertheless, the companies behind those systems never cared enough about security, but more about dominant market positions and evading taxes. They will be compensated of course, nevertheless they mostly did not sell the OS, but used them to bind customers to their other products and to control them. They just don't seem to have the necessary attitude, certainly not a moral one, for such a big responsibility. This proofs the limits of capitalized entities: At some size, they don't care about their own products anymore, only about value of dividends.
So in the end it is the right and the necessary step to give control and power over everyones machines into the hand of public organizations. This only means it goes back to were it came from: To highly motivated individuals in garages who have ideals, not shareholders.
Trump's outcrie against government control
Still-president Donald Trump published his concerns in some messages on Twitter. He wrote he "will not support any government overtake of company property". Experts say, angry notes on Twitter are about all Trump is able to do now, while he stays under supervision facing numerous accusations and possible impeachment. New photos show him in FBI custody, details are unknown as of yet. After actual statistics and situation reviews have proofen just how damaging the actual administration really is for our country – not even considering the shame from his incompetent communication with leaders from Europe – many of its decisions and activities are now getting investigated.
European Union has grown up
While our current administration has decided to remove itself from the international stage, Europe has gained self confidence.
The course of isolation has done great harm to our nation. It's only after we loose something, when we see how much we depended on it. For the European Union (EU) the effect is the contrary. It needed to loose our presence and support to realize how strong it can be without. As a result, Great Britain ceased its "Brexit" to continue being an important member of the EU. Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Iceland, Ukraine, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia joined the EU, then Turkey got under pressure and Tayyip Erdoğan had to resign. The new government has expressed its wish to join the EU, but must first show how to change the situation of human rights in Turkey. A confident EU and its bigger voice within the UNO have also lead to more pressure over Russia and China. Both countries were forced to sign the more restrictive Kyoto 2.0 Protocol for environment protection and agreed to respect decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.