A couple of days ago, I wrote about my thoughts regarding Apple's trajectory with M1. I didn't mention Big Sur, but that's part of the same pattern: Apple is going to continue to tighten the screws to prevent customers from running software of their choosing, all under the banner of security. This post discusses both, but was prompted by Apple's OCSP servers getting overloaded yesterday, which resulted in everyone finally realizing that Apple computers request permission to run programs from Apple every time they are run. The post sums up my thoughts quite well, so I won't reiterate here beyond this summary from the post itself:
The day that Stallman and Doctorow have been warning us about has arrived this week. It’s been a slow and gradual process, but we are finally here. You will receive no further alerts.