The Tor Project is joining calls for Richard M. Stallman to be removed from board, staff, volunteer, and other leadership positions in the FOSS community, including the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project. Sign the open letter:


The Tor Project has made it clear to Freedom Software Foundation and 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.

@torproject why? There are things that are factually wrong in the letter.


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 ~

@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.

Best wishes!

@torproject shame on you. I thought that you use resources to improve #privacy and #security but you want to be a part of mob lynching.
Maybe it's good that you revealed your true face.

@Br0m3x @torproject well, i'm not entirely surprised considering the Jacob Appelbaum fiasco that Tor Project had to deal with.

@Br0m3x @torproject

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. "

@Br0m3x @torproject

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?!

IMO this letter is written in such a divisive way that it leaves no space for or the to agree, even if they wanted to reach an agreement.

@Br0m3x @torproject
Wat are you referencing here? havent read about it yet..

@torproject If this is the kind of problem you focus on, maybe the Tor Project leadership should change.

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