The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
"When considered with other reprehensible comments he has published over the years, these incidents form a pattern of behavior that is incompatible with the goals of the free software movement. We call for Stallman to step down from positions of leadership in our movement."
I am really proud to be involved with Software Freedom Conservancy through Outreachy, and I agree with every word. I would go as far as saying this is the only right stance to take.
@conservancy oh no, what did he say this time?
Sexual abuse of minors, misogyny
I dislike Medium, but this is a good article on his recent comments: https://medium.com/@selamie/remove-richard-stallman-fec6ec210794
@conservancy I'm real glad to see this. It's high time someone in the libre software movement with some prominence stood up to Stallman's bullshit.
Hopefully the FSF will follow suit. But on a personal note, this is making me seriously consider donating to Conservancy.
@conservancy thank you so much for this statement.
He founded the entire movement. He dedicated his whole life to this thing. You are just little vultures who wait that Stallman falls to feed from his corpse. The free software is just software that has some license with special permissions. No more no less. If you wish to make this thing a political manifesto, found a party and be politicians, not software developers.
He founded the entire movement. He dedicated his whole life to this thing.
@darth_tiktaalik @conservancy It's not political. It never will. It technological. I could mix free software with ancap. communist, left liberal and nationalist things. Like the weapons, Free Software is neutral, it depends on what you use it or for what you use it. This is the same if you say you will use the airplanes to fight the inequality or as weapon to make your nation great and make your army plans successful.
BSD UNIX was produced as a free and open source work-alike of UNIX System 7 in 1977. The BSD license dates to 1987, the GPL, to 1988.
> The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom
No, it fucking isn't. You can support both, either or neither. Don't conflate stuff together for the sake of it.
> Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone.
And it's not “your” movement anyway. You're just a bunch of free riders.
Second time I share this today:
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