>The FSFE realises that we ourselves and the Free Software movement still have to work hard to be that place where everyone feels safe and respected to participate in it in order to fulfill the movement's mission.

Yeah they bloody do...

@fribbledom I am sorry but until the FSFE shows it's willing to talk to RMS about his controversial views WITHOUT cancelling him, and not reading between inexistent lines, I can't support FSFE.

the damage caused by this fuss is much more harmful to the community as a whole than whatever it is that RMS said that was taken waaaaay out of context and misinterpreted on purpose to take him out of FSF.

it's also interesting that everyone speaking against him are employed by big tech companies, huh

@fribbledom @xinayder Have you seen the list of signatories of rms-open-letter.github.io/ ? plenty of people in there who are heavily involved in the Free Software side of things and don't work for big companies.

@xinayder @fribbledom

I'd also welcome a much more balanced view on this topic like this one: wetheweb.org/post/cancel-we-th

It is alright to question his capabilities on building welcoming communities (as the comment by doctormo does). But as the GNU kind communication guidelines show, he's at least trying to improve on this issue. (gnu.org/philosophy/kind-commun)

However, a sentence like "Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age, ability or disability, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, religion or sexual orientation." in the FSFE's or other statements on the topic, while certainly true, make it look like RMS wouldn't agree on that.

So the bottom line is: yes, RMS can come across very creepy and that might make people uncomfortable and possibly stop them from participation. That's not good. But this lynch mob attitude against a single individual and anybody associated with him can't be right either.

@fribbledom Good. The FSFE takes responsability and calls for throwing him out.

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