@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
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