I am still holding out hope for the org, but my hope in the movement is far more certain.
@downey I'm glad we have other orgs like Software Freedom Conservancy. That kind of diversity is important in times like this. But by the same token, I also hope FSF can recover.
@downey I can't boost these toots since a bunch of people are hit hard by Stallman's awful rhetoric and you didn't add content warnings to let them decide whether they're able to think about him right now… but I like the way you described the current situation.
chernobyl's a weird comparison
they didn't clean it so much as abandon contaminated areas and cover the reactor remains in situ with a gargantuan shield
I'm hoping that it doesn't come to that for FSF. But maybe that's the only way to get away from the hazard. Time will tell.
When a member of a community gets attacked by media lying on his statements for the sake of the news (and you know this!), I expect that community to stand united and defend him. You guys instead exploited the situation and forced him to resign. Your hypocrisy is beyond limit and you would deserve way more backfire than what you are receiving.
@shiba Valuing the future of the movement over a founder who abused people for decades is hardly hypocrisy. But I appreciate the example you've provided by demonstrating the troubling reactions I highlighted above.
@downey I'm not an example of an opinion you don't like, I tell the facts the way they happened. You can call it whatever noble purpose makes you still feel like good guys, but facts tell you backstabbed a member of your own movement in time of need. And that's not an opinion.
@shiba I didn't say you were demonstrating "an example of an opinion [I] don't like". Rather, that mounting such defeneses sacrifice the long-term success of the movement in the name of rushing to the defense of an individual who caused that movement great harm over the years.
Stallman's decades of unprofessional abusive behavior to many over the years (including me) caused countless scores to be excluded from the software freedom movement. I'm proud to support those people taking it back.
@downey the ends justify the means. I couldn't sleep at night, good for you if you can even be proud of it.
@shiba Absoultely: There's finally a chance for the software freedom movement to catch hold in the world!
Not true. People have been demanding he step down literally for years due to his unprofessional abusive behavior. Standing up for those harmed is not "political correctness", it's called being a kind thoughtful human being.
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