reading an award speech that's very fitting considering the "current" Stallman thing
The Great Reckoning is in front of us. How we respond to the calls for justice will shape the future of technology and society. We must hold accountable all who perpetuate, amplify, and enable hate, harm, and cruelty. But accountability without transformation is simply spectacle.
re: an award speech that's very fitting considering the "current" Stallman thing
a lot of "critics" of calls to get rid of Stallman have questioned the, what then? who next?
they are afraid of a witch hunt aaaaand nothing more
but at the same time i see efforts to transform F/LOSS from the ground up
i believe both of those things are necessary: we need to burn down these institutions that are infested by abusers and those who shield them.
the witch hunt is on
@hirojin There are many other licenses: Apache, SPDX, BSD, MIT, MPL, WTFPL are the most prominent I can think of. What are your criteria?
provide the same (or better) guarantees as the [AL]GPL (see https://playvicious.social/@jalcine/102788716738302593 (post + thread))
without being associated with abusers (this is hard)
@hirojin So that would be like MPL2 then?
@hirojin Regarding association: The OSI and FSF had their different points of view regarding their goals and what to call their projects thusly, ending up with Free for people-oriented vs Open Source for corp-friendly. Working on FLOSS will always be associated with them. To opt out, a new term could be coined again to clearly mark the difference, together with clear statements, something like People's Software or AntiFLOSS as in Antifa.
@hirojin @ehashman @CyReVolt i wish we could address the pathologies here without burning decades of incredibly valuable work to the ground and/or descending into an ideological circular firing squad of the sort that routinely destroys all momentum in left-ish / progressive / activist scenes.
i am not optimistic.
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