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@MadestMadness No worries, thanks for your input.

Personally, I think the board is potentially a fitting place for this kind of guy – if you value their input because they *do* have good ideas, but at the same time you don't want to show him to people too much because he's a creep and a weirdo, keeping him as a board member (not the president anymore) seems like a reasonable move to me.

My understanding is, perhaps wrongly, that he's not exactly in a leadership role anymore, but rather hidden in the back lines where he can still be useful, but not harmful. Limiting his ability to preach and represent FSF may be seen as a punishment, lesson, maybe redemption arc. The fact that everyone is now shocked and pissed off at FSF for secretly reinstating him shows, that he's *not* in a public leadership position anymore – otherwise we wouldn't known a lot sooner.

If that's the case, maybe FSF should swallow this frog and say “yes, he's a creep, he alienates people, that's why we keep him in the closet, in the free software advocacy purgatory”. Yes, it'll be awkward and uncomfortable, but I'd rather assume that is the case than grab my pitchfork and assume that the entire FSF is full of creeps because they're protecting a creep. A fair justice system must allow for redemption and resocialization. Otherwise, what's the end game? Shame and cancel every organization he ever joins?
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The RMS situation makes me sad. Not about RMS himself, but the people on both sides of the debate.

There's these two open letters on Github now. Both contain names that I like and respect. Yet I've only seen one side of this discussion (maybe jokingly, but still) talking about how to use the list of other side's “tribe members” to cancel them in an automated matter. I'll let you guess which side that was.

Some people's righteousness goes so far that they can't fathom an idea that you can disagree with someone's methods while still agreeing with their ideas. This turns into “if you question my methods, you're obviously evil, harmful and not worth listening to”. I'm sure it's easier, but I don't think it's productive.

So, there. I'm not on either of these lists. I do think there's good arguments for having less RMS, especially as a “brand ambassador” of Free Software. I also think there is a deliberate attempt to misinterpret his position to prove a point, and I find the “against” letter plain despicable because of it. I don't think forming an angry mob against FSF, chanting “if you're not with us then you're against us” is helpful. We should be able to talk without calling each other ridiculous based on tribal assumptions.
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Remember that it's illegal to call Andrzej Duda a moron

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in the far reaches of space, there is one place that we may never fully understand, that may forever be an enigma:

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Crusader Kings 3 is free for the next three days, going to try it out

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Where do you keep your backups?

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Some output from training a Markov bot on a combination of Soulsborne text and Linux kernel documentation:

gist.github.com/zbanks/441293c

"Fear the old driver" - wise words indeed.

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Do not click opt-out in spammers' e-mails. They use this to check whether you're receiving and reading their messages. Plus, you don't have to opt-out of something you never opted-in. Just move spam letters, well, to spam.

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Just to reiterate in relation to Gab getting hacked, I’m not aware of any vulnerabilities in Mastodon at the moment and based on what I have seen in their code modifications the vulnerabilities they have are the ones they themselves introduced (along with never porting security patches from us)

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today is March 1, 2021

yesterday was February 28, 2021

one year ago today was:

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