Wild how many white men (and yes I am seeing this today specifically from white men) would prioritize "what if we can just learn to get along with each other" when the people they want folks to "get along with" are actively driving people out of the community.
Put your energy on THOSE people, not on the people who have a problem with those people.
'"But we wouldn't have X without [horribly toxic person]"
True, but you cannot even FATHOM all the ideas/products/processes/community leadership you've lost out on from the people you've driven out.
You're focusing on a couple constellations at the expense of the Milky Way
Statement on Richard Stallman rejoining the FSF board
So, apparently #RMS is coming back to FSF and there's an open letter against that.
I've read the thing and they make perfectly valid points – but the thing I absolutely can't agree on is this implicit assumption that we as a community *need* "leaders".
We don't. And in fact it is this very assumption that enables these fucked up personal cults to emerge in the first place.
“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.”
This is honestly horrifying.
So they waited until the end to announce it.
This is what Microsoft did to Mixer.
What Google did to Stadia Games.
Why should we trust their leadership again?
@xinayder I read it, it was sent to me a lot this afternoon: I try to read various sources of info to keep rational opinion.
Still, I think if it was only misinterpretations; it would have been easy for him to fix it, clarify, adjust and post disambiguation when it was time. I see that very often on communication issues on other Floss project...
But even when he came back; it was made without clarification, disambiguation: just imposed out of the blue.
Definitely, not my cup of tea... 🍵
covid vaccins, mRNA, women in science
> From paving the way for mRNA vaccines to be used, to overseeing large-scale clinical trials, much of the critical work in bringing COVID-19 immunisations to the world has been done by women.
> Karikó, now 66, has spent more than 40 years of her life researching mRNA, but was repeatedly overlooked for funding.
RMS and the FSF
There is an open letter if you are against the return of RMS at the FSF https://rms-open-letter.github.io/
Amazon, itpol, strike
All Amazon warehouse workers in Italian warehouses are on strike today: https://ilmanifesto.it/sciopero-dellintera-filiera-amazon-e-la-prima-volta-nel-mondo/?fbclid=IwAR3RwPEL6iZIr7-y7_QaU0uUq1zz53c71WerK4-v2f9m_Ch58WgWl8LOKdI
Firefox 87 trims HTTP Referrers by default to protect user privacy
democratic socialist. engineer. scientist. antifascist.
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