@comzeradd I am not sure that there even would be a free software movement without #RMS, so his merits seem quite without precident. So a world without him I think would have been a worse world. But he obviously missed the right moment to step down. And his apparent defence of Epstein and repeated trivializing of child rape are beyond stupid
@johannes @comzeradd I think Minsky share of the blame is up to a court to decide, so let's see how this turns out (remember there is a witness saying Minsky didn't even have sex with the girl). Regarding the underage issue, I don't know how it works in the US, but in my country the age of consent is set to 16 years old, so I too am inclined to think the coercion to be the most horrifying matter here.
@johannes @comzeradd sorry for the double response: I don't have the arrogance to make a verdict, as even if he didn't commit the crime, he probably closed an eye on the whole matter, I just want to stress the last part of Stallman statement, which in my opinion is the most important and the most ignored: "Whatever conduct you want to criticize, you should describe it with a
specific term that avoids moral vagueness about the nature of the
@comzeradd The last sentence is not right. Every community needs leaders!
@comzeradd Especially when in Stallman's case, the answer to "but what about all the good things he did?" is a resounding "we'll fucking fork them!"
hear hear. all those talented folks who quit because of assholes... :(
@comzeradd I can consider that and it would still be worth it.
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