Richard Stallman character assassination

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  1. Ev1l0rd

    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Developer - noirscape

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    You asked me to look for people with "vast experience". A number of the people I linked have had personal interactions with Stallman. Dunno how much "vaster" you want my experience to get.

    Then he chose himself to resign. Like, I don't get what you're aiming at. The way I see it, there are two possible scenarios here:
    • There was a quick initial poll done with the directors and since the result wouldn't favor Stallman, they permitted him the chance to resign with dignity (this isn't uncommon.)
    • Stallman realised that his own actions and the resulting impact could instate real damage to the FSF if he stayed on the board.
    I personally for RMS would hope that it was the second option, since it would mean that he as a person has grown, but given who and what RMS is, the most likely cause seems to have been the first one.

    Anyway, given how you don't seem to be interested in the conversation anymore. I wish you a goodbye as well.
     
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    Who gives a shit? Why is it any of your concern whether people marry their brother, their cousin, or someone from the other side of the planet?
     
  3. Xzi

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    Yikes. Roll Tide? :rofl:
     
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    -snip-

    Also, because we should in a sense stay on topic, it's recently been announced that Stallman has not resigned from the GNU Foundation and seems to plan on doing what he's always done.

    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2019-09/msg00008.html

    --

    To be clear: Stallman has only resigned from the FSF here (his status at MIT was pretty much "we give you an office", so it's not really a firing as much as a "stop associating yourself with us" deal). If anything, this should be seen as a net positive for those of you who were concerned.

    In a sense, this separates the goal of the FSF from Stallmans personal views (something which at least up until now has been a big issue wrt FOSS, where folks seem to revere Stallman as a god of sorts) and permits the political lobbying group to just focus on promoting/spreading Free Software as opposed to also being stuck having to dance to whatever thing Stallman considered an important issue that would result in a pedantic headline that makes the FSF look like idiots (it's akshually gnu slash linux is a big example of something that is by all accounts a Stallman issue that the FSF got dragged along with.)

    If you think he shouldn't be the head of GNU, that's neither here or there, but this is at least something for your consideration.
     
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  8. xxNathanxx

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    I must be getting old, because I have no idea what you mean.
     
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    It's a reference to Alabama's college football team and the uhh...other events that occur in Alabama on a daily basis.
     
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