As usual, @brainwane's writing on a complicated topic are clear, thoughtful, direct, and bring the receipts to the table: "Not The First Time We Tried (FSF, GNU, RMS, etc.)"

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.

Apparently as of today, more people have signed the support rms letter than the oppose one. Moving on may be the only recourse.

In any case I've wondered about its relevance for a few years now, but I'm just a FLOSS user sitting on the sidelines.
@cwebber @brainwane


Well there are other organisations, and people can choose which conferences to go to. The community was already split when RMS resigned and this situation has split it further. I think though it is along individual freedom over the commons. FLOSS changes as time goes on because new people and new ideas come in to build on the old ones. RMS developed the idea of free software because of the culture in the labs in the 70s. Who knows what comes next.
@cwebber @brainwane

@normandc @cwebber @brainwane
We can applaud the achievements of RMS, acknowledge how fundamental they are. We can also choose to build on those and be better. Help to build more inclusive communities and safer places for everyone.

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