He has a long documented history of harvesting and abusing email addresses for his own personal vendettas; so this latest one with the #RMS GitHub repos is nothing new.
📰 ICYMI: The #Outreachy program approved 733 applicants to continue onto the contribution period; they received a record 3,308 initial applications for this mid-year round. 🎉
As usual, #Fedora taking a moral stand for what's right:
"In keeping with our values, we will stop providing funding or attendance to any #FSF sponsored events and any events at which Richard #Stallman is a featured speaker or exhibitor. This also applies to any organization where he has a leadership role."
The ray of hope at the end of this week is that I believe the free and #OpenSource software movements are more unified than ever before that intolerance, abuse, and disrepect from our leaders will no longer be allowed. That's a great thing and a good first step toward visions like #DigitalAutonomy. https://techautonomy.org/
For the past 36 hours, I have been getting death threats from cult supporters of Honorary "Doctor" Richard #Stallman, for demanding accountability after his decades of abusive behavior.
And I'm far from alone.
(2/2) If you have not yet canceled your membership, I encourage you to do so. #FSF could be playing a critical role in the #FreeSoftware (and #OpenSource) movements, but its founders syndrome means that they continue to be more interested in persisting toxic leadership then promoting a positive future.
I am disappointed but not surprised. Our movement deserves better than what the FSF is able to offer us.
#OSI board of directors voting is now open. There are two individual member seats and two affiliate member seats up this time around. If you are a member, take a thoughtful look at the candidates, then check your email for your ballot.
Get a #job! My colleagues on the #UNICEF innovation team are hiring 3 different roles (all remote) to work on collaborative tools designed to support #OpenSource projects that are making the world a better place.
If you've participated in #Outreachy in the past, or you're interested in learning more about it, mark your calendars for 8 February when there will be a Twitter Chat (yes, I know!) Q&A session.
"You don’t own it. Everyone owns it. This is why open source is valuable. ... if you choose to make it #FOSS, that means something, and you have the moral obligation to uphold."
FLOSS.social admin. Open source person at the United Nations Foundation by day. 🇺🇳
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