@selamatC @fsf It's not because the FSF has a different social perspective. It's because they continue to defend base disrespect. They know Stallman makes people uncomfortable and they just elected him President. They're throwing away donors, potential donors, contributors, and potential contributors, just to avoid the possibility of accidentally making the community diverse. I'm not a wuss for taking a stand, you're a wuss for being afraid of the abstract concept of principles.
@DanHakimi @fsf you sound incredibly reactionary and you have your facts mixed up. 1. Stallman has been appointed to the board, he is not retaking the role of president. 2. The FSF published a statement several days ago reaffirming their respect for all social groups. You're taking his appointment to the board as virtue signalling when the FSF is publicly stating the opposite of what you're being reactionary to.
@DanHakimi @fsf like IBM acted respectfully to the victims of the Holocaust? Your employer?
Do you feel the need to resign now? Surely your principles are the same regardless of the situation.
@DanHakimi @fsf when the SFLC, SFC, and Debian foundations, which are international and have people of various political opinions and cultural norms, appoint someone based on merit to a position of power, and it leaks that they said something you are sensitive to but is not related to the work they do, will you stop support of those groups too? It sounds to me like you're looking for some drama.
@selamatC @fsf there were no "leaks" about anything Stallman said. He made frequent public statements over the course of decdaes, and as people told him they were reprehensible, he did what he does best: he stubbornly and loudly plodded on. This is not a one-off incident, it was not a series of mistakes, it's who he is down to his core.
@selamatC @fsf Not sure why you decided to change the topic *completely* (I can tell what connection you were pretending to make, I just can't tell why you thought that was actaully a connection)... But IBM in 2021 has a number of legal strategies and failsafes in place to cut ties with any local subsidiaries and suffocate them should the need arise.
@DanHakimi @fsf seriously, the gall of a guy making 6 figures from a multinational that exploits workers and governments by selling snakeoil, that's
also been in trouble multiple times for corruption, and helped the Nazis exterminate Jews and refuses to own up to it, becomes judgemental about a socially inept guy who is fighting for software freedom and a better society for a non-profit.. give your head a shake. You don't sit any higher than RMS.
@selamatC @fsf You don't know what I make, what I make has nothing to do with this conversation. I can't speak much to IBM's history, I had heard about it internally and in a few other places but never read this book, so... I'm not sure what to tell you about its history, except that no, it's still not related to Stallman.
@DanHakimi @fsf I'll be more direct:
You are judging someone in the public sphere differently because they are in the public sphere. You are not judging your own employers worse actions because they are not in the public sphere. My argument is that you are a hypocrite for not judging your own organization in the same lens you judge Stallman because one pays you, and another is a celebrity.
@selamatC alright, troll, well I'm here to talk about stallman, and you keep on with this weird wannabe-ad-hominem rant. Fine, you got the block you wanted.
@DanHakimi @fsf except they didn't. Because no one was hurt by this except you and others being reactionary. The FSF did not do anything negative towards women or any other tech minority group by appointing Stallman to the board. In fact, his expertise will probably do more for free software than excluding him. In a couple of years, no one will care, except hypocrite like you. More people will care about your employers terrible, morally reprehensible history though, I can assure you of that.
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