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.
I think Stallman's behaviour can be characterized as misogyny, that's not excessive
When women publish reports about you, write on twitter they stayed away because of you, and you insist for 20 years, that means you don't give a damn what a category of people is saying
And that category of people is women
So no, sorry, social awkwardness doesn't cut it, here
there's not intent only. There are effects too
I didn't read about ableism because I have enough of this
As for transphobia, sorry but that's not just a preference about linguistic issues
If you insist on a solution that no one else will adopt, when the rest of the world has settled on they/them, you are transphobic
Posting about trans right is free, especially for a person like him
Doing something is not free and he wasn't ready to do something
So, no, sorry. He was transphobic
To me where the abuse comes in, is that he said to at least one individual that he would not respect their partners pronouns. Folk have been talking to RMS behind the scenes for years. He's unwilling to change because of that arrogance. It also sends a message that his opinion matters over everyone else's. FLOSS to me is about collaboration and that includes listening to others and respecting their opinions and identity. Leaders need to be able to do that.
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