“Richard M. Stallman, frequently known as #RMS, has been a dangerous force in the free software community for a long time. He has shown himself to be misogynist, ableist, and transphobic, among other serious accusations of impropriety. We, the undersigned, ask for the entire Board of the #FSF to step down and for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions.”
" He has shown himself to be misogynist, ableist, and transphobic, among other serious accusations of impropriety. " These are in the appendix of the site ( https://rms-open-letter.github.io/appendix ) and lists its sources. Which is for as far as accusations go really well sourced.
This said, its like 50/50. On one hand there are some dodgy things in there that shines badly on him, then again; are there things that have gone through the courts? On the other hand some of the complaints are so...meh. So trivial. People with thin skins that are unable to handle different opinions.
Also, why is nobody addressing the elephant in the room here?
How come this open letter is hosted on some dodgy website owned by Microsoft? ( https://news.microsoft.com/announcement/microsoft-acquires-github/ )
"Stallman had to resign from the foundation he started in order to save it from a similar smear campaign. All over an email voicing a perspective shared by a world-renowned civil-rights lawyer and feminist. Voicing such a perspective was even decried as “abuse!” because it was so politically incorrect, but what happens if society gets “politically correct” wrong?"
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