@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.
> Garfield deserves the right to be judged by his code alone.
I don't think anybody should judge anybody else. Thus nobody should have the right to judge or to be judged in a Free Software project.
There are courts and laws for this.
Now I think it's totally fine to tell someone: I don't want to work with you: fork the project if you like.
I've been said so myself and when my OS was born I saw it was a good thing.
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
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