A few things give me the wrong impression of it all, specially the second paragraph.
For example "We decided to bring RMS back because we missed his wisdom". One thing is realize that you lack some sort of wisdom, another is "miss". It feels the response is purely emotional and not rational.
Another point: "His historical, legal and technical acumen on free software is unrivaled." As a tech leader/senior dev, my mission is to spread knowledge. If you have a senior/lead that keeps knowledge to themselves (or, worse, doesn't instill curiosity on searching for an answer), then, IMHO, they failed as senior/lead.
Honestly, I stopped reading at that point, 'cause, again, it feels like it was purely emotional decision and not based on technical things.
@juliobiason "Here are a bunch of things we didn't do because we realised that if we did them we would never be able to get away with doing what we wanted, so now we are pretending to apologise for not doing them."