Richard Stallman's Return Denounced by the EFF, Tor Project, Mozilla, and the Creator of Rust - Slashdot
Sunday IT Wire counted up the number of signatories on two open letters, one opposing Richard Stallman's return to the FSF and one supporting it. - The pro-Stallman letter had 3,632 individual signers - The anti-Stallman letter had 2,812 individual signers (plus 48 companies and...
A long-time developer of GCC, the compiler created by the GNU Project and used in Linux distributions, has issued a call for the removal of Free Software Founder Richard Stallman from the GCC steering committee. Nathan Sidwell [also a software engineer at Facebook] said in a post directed to the committee that if it was unwilling to remove Stallman, then the panel should explain why it was not able to do so.
I don't even really like RMS or GNU but seeing who is trying to cancel him makes me pick his side. Its a power play by the corporate silicon valley scum. The biggest problem with GNU/free software isn't some crusty old hippy. It's the fact that they let shitty companies like IBM, Facebook, and google take over.
Finally, the Free Software Foundation itself has now pinned the following tweet at the top of its Twitter feed:
No LibrePlanet organizers (staff or volunteer), speakers, award winners, exhibitors, or sponsors were made aware of Richard Stallman's announcement until it was public.
Why is the FSF supporting TWITTER and not Mastodon/fediverse? None of these people in charge of the big free software organizations actually support free software. At least RMS is a true believer.