It's the thing that gets me with the support for RMS, You can point at this, and Bradley's and Matthew's posts and some folks will see it as a corporate conspiracy leading a mob. Rather than wonder if the environment drove people elsewhere. Nearly a week later and I'm still stunned at it happening and the way it was handled. If the FSF can't change then we need to move on.
It acknowledges there have been some mischaracterizations, analyzes them one by one, but still clearly identifies what *did* happen and comes to a conclusion about this decision to surprise-reappoint him and how it was clearly a bad idea.
It's an interesting article, I think we also have to consider the considerable frustration that open letter comes from. It's from years of RMS being enabled. I don't think comparisons to be autistic are helpful either. But that's because I have family who were diagnosed. I see this as years of his behaviour being excused, and when people tried to explain it to him to help him change, he didn't take it on.
Yeah I think some respectful discussion is good in this. In any debate if you are on the extreme opposite side there's a futher path to being willing to see the oppositions POV. Plus it also excludes those in the middle who either don't want to take a side, or can't afford to take a side.
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