Why RMS was actually lynched.
@Shamar As I & many have pointed out, people have been denouncing his behavior for years, and trying to get him removed from his positions of trust and leadership. RMS deliberately designed FSF/GNU as a dictatorship to preserve his power.
Again, you don't seem to grasp the differences between criminal law and betrayal of public trust.
I"m done attempting to interact with you until you get your head out of the sand and learn some basics about how leadership works.
@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: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/fsf-rms.html
@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.
@Shamar If you think removal of RMS was about the MIT email, you don't understand his history/"legacy" of abuse. People including the FSF board have been trying to get him to step down for a long long time.
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:
Would be great when such critical software parts wouldn't rely on the shoulders on a single person (not me).
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 https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guile-devel/2019-10/msg00005.html
Anybody has a touch mouse and uses Fedora 31? Some feedback on gnome-shell overview scrolling would be appreciated with stock shell and https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/exalm/gnome-shell-gestures/
Bonus points for a libinput recording of you scrolling in overview. :)
His thoughtful post reminds me, FSF has a separate class of voting members. Did #RMS 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. https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/fsf-amended-bylaws-current.pdf
@sir wouldn't want him thinking people can actually make money from real open source
@sir don't tell the "open source" gaslighter
Don't nationalize Facebook
Some people say "nationalize Facebook" because social media has become a public utility, but holy shit I don't want the government having that data anymore than I want a private company to have it. Dismantle corporate social media and decentralize it. Maybe let municipal governments set up local nodes, since not everyone will have the ability to run their own servers. Better yet, have public libraries set up local nodes (they're gov't funded, but usually arms-length).
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