[Arm-netbook] EOMA68 / Libre RISC-V team financing

Julie Marchant onpon4 at riseup.net
Thu Dec 28 14:58:02 GMT 2017

Ugh, did it again. Sorry.

On 2017年12月28日 04:13, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> it's
> too close to the exploitation i've witnessed - and my friend has
> recently uncovered clear and blatant evidence of.  mining however is
> *completely* different, not least because it, in no way, *actually*
> involves actual cash, and it is not directly related to "exchange
> rates" or the trading of currencies, at all.

So, you're somehow ethically opposed to trading Bitcoin for money, and
yet not ethically opposed to trading it for goods? That doesn't make a
lick of sense, Luke. Money is just a representation of how many goods
and services you have produced for others. Economically, there is *no
difference* between giving someone Bitcoin for USD and giving someone
Bitcoin for food.

You know what's unethical? Mining Bitcoin. Because as has already been
mentioned, mining Bitcoin uses a *ton* of energy, and it doesn't
actually produce anything in the end. Isn't one of the main features of
EOMA68 being environmentally responsible? Well, using Bitcoin mining
(through a scheme like this, no less) to fund something that is supposed
to be environmentally responsible is the height of hypocrisy. (And yes,
it would be funding EOMA68, regardless of whatever kind of weaseling you
might do to say it isn't. If you depend on it to work on EOMA68, it's
funding EOMA68.)

Just one question: is canceling support for the CrowdSupply campaign an
option if you go through with this?

Julie Marchant

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