We are calling for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions in the FOSS community, including the FSF and GNU, and for the FSF board to resign. Join us. rms-open-letter.github.io/

@ehashman sorry, but what the hell is wrong with you? worrying about RMS and shit and having a letter in #github a privative service, what kind of joke is this?

it is like: "lets meet in a butcher shop to sign a letter against the leader of that vegan organization"

no one doing it have any moral to call RMS a "dangerous force in the free software community"

just my opinion 🙂


@adbenitez @ehashman What’s wrong with using GitHub to promote ideas in the FOSS community? You may not like it, and I will admit that it’s not exactly ideal that it’s owned by Microsoft, but it’s an integral part of the FOSS community nonetheless.

Also, I don’t see why doing something imperfectly removes someone’s right to complain about someone else in a position of much greater power doing something far worse.

@zootoot we tried GitLab pages first and literally couldn't get them working 🙃

@ehashman @zootoot That's funny, but it's more embarrassing than funny. My boomer dad's church homepage runs on Gitlab Pages since years without a hitch.

@zootoot @ehashman @adbenitez MS #Github has a well-deserved "F" rating by the #FSF: gnu.org/software/repo-criteria. Using github is a lousy idea, and it's terrible for credibility because it demonstrates lack of understanding & commitment to the movement. github.com/humanetech-communit

@zootoot @ehashman I didn't say you can't complain about someone else, but that you are the same you are criticising,

it is like throwing bombs to protest against terrorism 🙄

@adbenitez @ehashman First of all, it’s more like using pepper spray to protest terrorism. Don’t act like daring to use GitHub is nearly as bad as what Richard Stallman has said.

Secondly, there’s no reason for you to have been so snarky with the “what the hell is wrong with you” in your first reply and the eye roll in the second.

@zootoot @ehashman still not convinced of #1 but it is your opinion 👍

and yes, sorry for #2 it was a bit of a half joke/rant ✌️

@zootoot @adbenitez @ehashman May I ask what exactly you don't like about Richard Stallman?

@zootoot @ehashman @adbenitez Github Pages isn't a unique service and the site is one Markdown file. It could be hosted on Codeberg Pages, Gitlab Pages or even Openshift without much fuss. Or on the infrastructure of one of the free software and open source projects that have signed on.

I get how pragmatic open source projects solving specific domain problems wouldn't mind much hanging around Github, but moral criticism of a free software project really should be coming from higher ground.

@clacke @ehashman @adbenitez @zootoot I’d like to interject for a moment: a previous letter was hosted on libre infra guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-s and folks bashed it for being hosted on libre project because it’s not on topic.

Unless you are perfect there’s always a reason to re‑focus on nitpicks and do not address elephant in the room which is that *plenty* of libre software folks and *active* developers of libre software signed it and that number keeps growing.

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