The board voted unanimously to post the following statement on the FSF website: While our primary mission is freedom for software users, we want to be clear, the FSF board unanimously condemns misogyny, racism,and other bigotry as well as defamation, intimidation, and unfair attacks on free thought and speech.
@fsf Oh great, centralism.
Tell that to your #LibrePlanet staff that you lied too.
Tell that to your PAYING members that you made this decision on #RMS that they didn't vote for.
@defcon201 @fsf From what I've seen, many members are in agreement of his reinstatement (including me). Also, the support letter is a lot more numerous and diverse than the anti letter. For example most signatories of the latter are from the US, a privileged country. It's also no wonder that many organizations who are dependent on Big Tech support his removal since defiance would cease their funding.
I'm proud to support RMS. The attacks against him are unfair and malicious.
@defcon201 @fsf I can recommend the following article for anyone who thinks RMS is a bad person: https://eldritchdata.neocities.org/GNULinux/DefenseOfRMS.html
It explains how the accusations against him are inaccurate or outright lies.
@fsf Tell me officially RMS is back and I will support you much more than I used to do in the past. Stallman is a pain in the ass for companies like Google, Microsoft and fucking Red Hat. So I don't get surprise they are the first to pressure.
@fsf why should I support them if they’re going to entertain this freedom of speech dog whistle. And y’all wonder why you can’t seem to get more black coders involved?
@fsf This is meaningless until it is backed up by action by removing Stallman from the FSF board and GNU. I am also disappointed by validating the bad faith attacks trying to deligitimize people's free speech by claiming they are somehow violating Stallman's right to free speech by holding him accountable. Trying to appease both sides typically ends up pleasing no one.
@fsf I have an idea, why don't you and rms have a videoconference or irc discussion with prominent supporters of the remove rms petition like Debian and GNOME? Rms claims it was a misunderstanding so if it was this would smooth it out.
No matter how well he would perform or defend himself in such a scenario, the anti-RMS crowd would never listen to reason. They (Microsoft, IBM / Red Hat, GNOME, OSI etc) are in it to destroy his life out of malice.
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