For the past 15 years, the world's top leaders gather for a weekend mind-share at the Mentor Summit. This year, 370 maintainers from 43-ish countries attending. The best event each year in the world. Let's do this!

Why RMS was actually lynched. 

@davidpgil It's not about free speech. It's about damaging the trust in what you've been designated to lead. Being a serial violator of an organization's code of conduct is more than a "personality flaw", it's a disqualification to claim leadership of that organization. Bradley Kuhn put it best: ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/

@davidpgil Written by a radical conspiracy theorist with a decades old axes to grind. This is not the reality of the situation. Being abusive toward underrepresented groups in FLOSS is not "doing what's right"

Why RMS was actually lynched. 

Want to be in charge of a critical piece of software that runs on pretty much every linux desktop?

libinput is searching for people to eliminate the bus factor:

who-t.blogspot.com/2019/10/lib

Would be great when such critical software parts wouldn't rely on the shoulders on a single person (not me).

#helpWanted #linux #libinput #freeSoftware

Once again on the road for the day job. Looking ahead, watch for toots on:

- Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit
- Mozilla Festival
- Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Europe

@Shamar @dthompson @cwebber

This isn't a criminal procceding. It's a crisis of organizational leadership.

Learn the difference.

is no leader; he's a despotic dictator and cult leader. He has done far more harm to his movement than good.

RMS pulls a serious power move (read: dick move), unilaterally appointing a maintainer to Guile without consulting the other co-maintainers or community, because the current co-maintainers disagree with him on governance lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gui

Anybody has a touch mouse and uses Fedora 31? Some feedback on gnome-shell overview scrolling would be appreciated with stock shell and copr.fedorainfracloud.org/copr
Bonus points for a libinput recording of you scrolling in overview. :)

@wyatwerp @alcinnz They have an (excellent) executive director in John Sullivan. I personally see no need for a president role. But I've resigned as an associate member.

The voting members are *not* the individual associate members one becomes by signing up on the web site. It was initially set to be the same group as the board of directors, but they voting members could add others to their group. The current list doesn't seem to be public.

Important read: Bradley Kuhn no longer director: ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/

His thoughtful post reminds me, FSF has a separate class of voting members. Did resign as a voting member or just as dir/president? It's unclear.

Per the bylaws, the voting members are effectively "in charge" of the organization because they are the ones who name the board of directors. static.fsf.org/nosvn/fsf-amend

@sir wouldn't want him thinking people can actually make money from real open source

Can someone help me understand?

If is "free labor for corporations", how exactly is it not *also* "free labor for individuals" or small groups of citizens?

Don't nationalize Facebook 

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