With all respect for the opinion of the Guile maintainer (that is as valid as Stallmann one and any other person), I do not agree with the basic assumption here.
#FreeSoftware is NOT designed to "empower" anyone. Empowering people is a worth personal goal of the #Guile maintainer and many other FS #hacker, but it's NOT what qualify software as #free at least not through #CoC.
@Shamar I dunno. The whole thing about users controlling their software, is users in control. Users are empowered.
"judge people by their skills, not race/gender" is part of the hacker spirit for decades.
So yes, IMO it all fits together.
In the context (wider) of this blog post, the judgement was already done by some people from the association. They "judged actions", it seems. Though luck for that.
I won't talk for him, but I do not think he is interested in judging someone or why he should. Maybe skills? Personally I do not want to fall in the trap of elitist communities. A contributor is a contributor.
Complex topic. I tend to agree with http://hintjens.com/blog:120
@Shamar I have never heard a decent definition of "SJW". To me, being concerned about hacking is similar to be concerned about social justice.
@61 You're free to do that if you want. But to me, the ideas of Free Software are basically a form of Social Justice.
Back in #nodejs #irc there used to be some lass who would lash out against anyone who said "hello guys" (apparently that was sexist 🙄) or anyone who said "bless you" (because apparently if you don't believe in God nobody else should).
That pseudo #social twaddle helps nobody. Being able to dialogue and find common shared values with those we disagree with does.
@61 One can definitly make the case that the modern slogan of "believe women" has been weaponised against, esp., black men in USA, in the form of lynching. But I don't think that's what you're talking about here. 😉
I gave you an example in my previous comment. The girl who used to police the nodejs irc
@61 so somone saying "guys" excludes excludes women? That's a bigot to you? That's the best you have??
I think you might have misread my previous message. The bigot was the lass berating whoever would use words such as "guys" or make references to God. Pretty sure she had set a word list filter and just sat there waiting to pounce on whoever was trying to ask a question or give an answer. She might still be there for all that I know, try checking out the irc channel in question if you're so inclined. 😛
@61 no, e.g. the HOT code of conduct, the diversity-talk list, the ettiquette guidelines, etc etc
You lost me there. Any links?
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