The Tor Project has made it clear to Freedom Software Foundation and #LibrePlanet in the past that we did not want to participate in the event if they welcomed RMS back.
To re-instate him without notifying the community prior to the event is against the transparency we stand for in this community.
You should focus more on privacy and security and less on trying to cancel people you don't like.
I think the real liability is unquestioningly accepting misinformation, and allowing it to cloud our judgement.
The deviation of your irrational behaviour from your intellectual ability / critical thinking proves that you are willing to irreversibly risk the reputation/goal of the entire free software movement simply because you don't like someone, or, because of a personal grudge.
Preliminary board statement on FSF governance ~ https://www.fsf.org/news/preliminary-board-statement-on-fsf-governance
@torproject What happens when the media machine starts pumping out propaganda like “free software makes it easier for hackers to attack software - see openssl/heartbleed”?
Thank you for succinctly informing us of your position, and why. It is sad so many on Mastodon seem to have failed to read your toots before reacting.
I may or may not agree with your decision, but I respect your right to take it.
This bit is chilling, very sad to read this.
"We urge those in a position to do so to stop supporting the Free Software Foundation. [!!!] Refuse to contribute to projects related to the FSF and RMS. Do not speak at or attend FSF events, or events that welcome RMS and his brand of intolerance. "
This bit is also completely over the board.
"It is time for RMS to step back from the free software, tech ethics, digital rights, and tech communities"
Not wanting him as leader is understandable, but you're demanding him to stop participating?!
@torproject If this is the kind of problem you focus on, maybe the Tor Project leadership should change.
If you look at the appendix, you'll see that it is all based on "Selam Jie Gano" hit piece and the 'references' circle back to that same hit piece.
If you care about the truth, you could read some proper journalistic work here:
Also interesting: https://www.wetheweb.org/post/cancel-we-the-web
And realize the hit piece is a piece of junk.
But why care about due process or the truth when you can just join the SJW #CancelCulture mob?
Shame on you.
*I* thought they (still) cared about justice and due process, so I shared information the hitpiece which seem the base of all this.
Which in turn means they do not share my values and consequently I'll' dis-associate myself from them. No more running a Tor bridge or any of their software or helping in other ways. That's my right too.
In the process of un-boosting @torproject toots I previously boosted, I came across this one:
on Human Rights Day.
"No one shall be subjected to ..., nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation."
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression"
I will not un-boost this one as I actually believe in them.
@indefenseoftoucans @FreePietje @torproject you said it all: tor project don't have a justice system and yet it judges and condemns someone based social pressure coming from an angry mob.
what if an angry government official come and knock at their door? would they bend as well? maybe open a backdoor because mob wants to condems "criminals"?
#MobJustice is definitely dangerous, checkout history books, it never did bring anything positive
@torproject For transparency reasons: Can you please publicly document what made you do this decision? On what facts is it based? Please add references.
This is absolutely crucial to fight fake news.
I still wonder how many people on that list were rigorous and verified the claims. It is severe words and yet hard to verify.
So stay cool, don't let yourself being weaponized in a fight against the FSF.
@torproject Tor Project, you are intended to IMPROVE the Internet, not DESTROY. You got it all mixed up.
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