I am announcing my resignation from the FSF board. (Effective end of Thursday, for administrative reasons.) It's a decision that has been a long time coming for me, but still a hard one: I think the work of the FSF is important, and broken things are the most important to fix.
@mindspillage Thank you and I'm sorry -- fixing a broken thing is both worthwhile and can be something one just can't do. Especially when others aren't on board.
@mindspillage Thank you for your work. It's not your fault that you did not have the power to change a toxic boy's club.
@mindspillage I'm sincerely sorry to hear about this but thank you for all your great work and for making this hard decision. There are times when resignation is the only moral answer and this is one of them.
@mindspillage I wish I could see a written article by "people who were here" about what happened and what was de pro/cons weighted and why this final decision was taken (if there is one already, do you vouch for one of them ? I'd be interested).
I think it's too tempting to just imagine the "RMS brainless fanclub" against the "SJW with forks". I wish I knew more than second hand gossips.
Thank you for your service to the free culture & free software movement. I hope FSF can be repaired - or forked.
@mindspillage Kat, thank you for all the work you've put in -- I know this has not been an easy road and nobody is celebrating; what's ahead for all of us is more work, hard work.
@mindspillage I know you don't arrive at this decision lightly. Thanks for taking your turn at the wheel!
@mindspillage thank you for all you've done and tried to do. I wish the organization can survive this mess.
@lxo I am genuinely sorry about this. I have strong disagreements with you about many things, as you well know--but also many points of agreement. Because of the task we had to do, we were always butting heads over the disagreements rather than spending time on the things we have in common. And I do have respect and appreciation for your accomplishments--and have never doubted that you are always doing what you believe is right.
@lxo The part of that statement I would nitpick is "craving recognition". I do owe him a great debt for the inspiration. But if anything, by the time we met, I very much wished the ideas could become larger than the person, and independent of him, rather than being so inextricably tied to him. I believe it would have done both the movement and the person a great service.
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