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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday March 28 2021, @05:23AM   Printer-friendly

Red Hat pulls Free Software Foundation funding over Richard Stallman's return:

The chorus of disapproval over Richard M Stallman, founder and former president of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), rejoining the organisation has intensified as Linux giant Red Hat confirmed it was pulling funding.

Stallman announced he had returned to the FSF's Board of Directors last weekend – news that has not gone down well with all in the community and Red Hat is the latest to register its dismay.

CTO Chris Wright tweeted overnight: "I am really outraged by FSF's decision to reinstate RMS. At a moment in time where diversity and inclusion awareness is growing, this is a step backwards."

Describing itself as "appalled" at the return of Stallman to the FSF board of directors "considering the circumstances of Richard Stallman's original resignation in 2019," Red Hat said it decided to act.

"We are immediately suspending all Red Hat funding of the FSF and any FSF-hosted events. In addition, many Red Hat contributors have told us they no longer plan to participate in FSF-led or backed events, and we stand behind them," said Red Hat.

[...] Red Hat's step marks an escalation in the war of words over Stallman's return. As both a long-time donor and contributor of code, the IBM-owned company's action might well give the FSF pause for thought in a way that thousands of outraged tweets might not.

FSF president Geoffrey Knauth stated his intention yesterday "to resign as an FSF officer, director, and voting member as soon as there is a clear path for new leadership."

Red Hat statement about Richard Stallman's return to the Free Software Foundation board


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:41AM (18 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:41AM (#1130241)

    I've been up and down all of europe - fucked plenty of 17 year old girls. In my 30s. Only one was a virgin, and I met them at clubs, drinking, and people at the nightclubs knew them as regulars.

    Careful, you may be talking yourself into prison here. Pretty sure there are laws in the US that criminalize travel to have sex with girls that would be illegal under US law, even if legal locally.

  • (Score: 4, Informative) by fakefuck39 on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:53AM (15 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:53AM (#1130245)

    hey, sherlock holmes over here, you don't know there's a difference between voting age and age of consent. you should look that up. The specific age you are looking for, for "rape" is the minimum age at which someone can consent. you can fuck a 17yo in every state besides Idaho. Idaho is the only state where you cannot consent to sex if you are under 18. Every other state in America is 17 and less. And most of the world, that age is 16. Most of the US is 16 as well btw.

    Careful, you may be talking yourself into making up laws here.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:50AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:50AM (#1130257)

      I thought California was 18 and Texas used to be 14. There is also a world of difference between statutory rape and forcible rape, because the latter is violence and cruelty in its most base and brutal form.

      • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @12:29PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @12:29PM (#1130280)

        There is also a world of difference between statutory rape and forcible rape, because the latter is violence and cruelty in its most base and brutal form.

        If you're Stallman there is a difference, yes. If you're the anti-Stallman mob, they're both classed as "sexual assault" and "rape", and since you can use the same word for both then they're the same thing.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @06:07PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @06:07PM (#1130376)

          Steady on with the rape-y terms. If it's legitimate rape then the female has a way of shutting that whole thing down. Etc.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @01:18AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @01:18AM (#1130541)

            Exactly. If her body doesn't shut the whole thing down, then we know she's not a really a woman. Fake women should be forced to go through with the pregnancy as punishment for appropriating the female form.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by helel on Sunday March 28 2021, @01:31PM (3 children)

      by helel (2949) on Sunday March 28 2021, @01:31PM (#1130293)

      You're out of date. The ages of content in the various states have been slowly rising over time. Wikipedia keeps a complete list. [wikipedia.org]

      In Washington there are even specific instances where you could be convicted of "rape of a child" (as their law calls it) with 19 and 20 year olds!

      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:18PM (2 children)

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:18PM (#1130402)

        It is in fact out of date. Idaho is no longer 18. Every state is under 17 now. Cool.

        You're out of brain. The category in your chart you're looking for is "Limited by relationship" - every state is 17 or less. I'm not a teacher fucking my students - yes, for that you have to be 19/20/21 in some states. I'm a guy who after work goes singing in 5 languages at a karaoke in France, leaving with a girl at the end of the night.

        • (Score: 1) by Coligny on Monday March 29 2021, @05:27AM (1 child)

          by Coligny (2200) on Monday March 29 2021, @05:27AM (#1130624)

          Karaoke in France...

          Damn... can’t even expat for 15 years and the place turn into a japanese redlight district dumpster...

          --
          If I wanted to be moderated by mor0nic groupthinking retards I would still be on Digg and Reddshit.
          • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @05:51AM

            by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @05:51AM (#1130627)

            lol you think karaoke is where you go to get bargirls. newsflash, karaoke is not from Japan - it's a bar with a tv on the wall - full of white trash, not bargirls and hookers. Karaoke in France is absolute shit, just like that. It's a bar with a TV on the wall. For good karaoke, you have to find a ktv. For good karaoke w/o the bargirls, find a ktv w/o lips next to the logo. The best karaoke is in places like Moscow and Dubai. No bar girls, backvocalists, professional sound engineer, and even girls who dance behind you on stage - and no, you can't take them home for cash. But they do take you to their home if they like you. And the easiest way to do that, at any karaoke, is to sing in several languages, then sing one in their native language. Guaranteed a bunch of girls come over and introduce themselves after that, and guaranteed you'll end up screwing one of them. Just don't be ugly.

            And, FYI, as someone who's lived in Tokyo and dated a girl there - most of the karaoke in japan are not ones with bargirls. If you think they are, that says a lot about the places you frequent.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by choose another one on Sunday March 28 2021, @02:18PM (6 children)

      by choose another one (515) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 28 2021, @02:18PM (#1130310)

      Careful Mr fake Moriarty, in some jurisdictions (some of which you claim experience, or fake experience, in) the age of "rape" is also not the same as the age of consent.

      tl;dr : It's complicated, don't fuck people who are gonna complain afterwards or tell someone else who is gonna complain.

      Where I am right now, the age of consent is 16, the age of statutory rape is 13.
      WTF does that mean? - well:

      <13 you are gonna be guilty of statutory rape unless you can convince judge&jury that you reasonably believed BOTH that you had consent AND that they were over 13.
      13-16 if you have consent you would still be guilty of "sexual activity with a child" unless you can show reasonable belief that they were over 16.
      >16 assuming you have consent you are fine, unless they are a pupil and you are the teacher or similar relationship (but the offence is not statutory rape)
      >18 still not always fine even if you have consent, not statutory rape but causes problems, e.g. students and uni lecturers.

      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:13PM

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:13PM (#1130418)

        "careful, if you change careers and become a teacher who fucks your students, there is a higher age limit and it would be illegal."

        thanks for that pertinent, on point advice. here's some for you: if you become a fish, and you grow fur as a fish, you need to watch out for the salmon cannon. People maintain the salmon cannon, and if you are a fish swimming through it, and the people doing maintenance of it have head lice, you can get infected by their head lice. so if you be come a fish with fur, make sure to keep that in mind.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:56PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:56PM (#1130435)

        I have uncomplicated it further using this one neat trick: don't fuck outside of marriage. Holyshit, it basically makes all this nonsense disappear. I wonder why people never thought of this before...

        I also am old enough to remember when people ridiculed the Pence Rule.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @10:09PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @10:09PM (#1130466)

          Don't fuck unless Big Daddy Government approves of your relationship! Sounds like nanny statism to me.

          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 29 2021, @12:51AM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 29 2021, @12:51AM (#1130527) Journal

            It's big daddy religion, not big daddy government. Not at all the same. That's why there's no such thing as a theocracy anywhere for example.

            --
            I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
        • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Monday March 29 2021, @03:13PM (1 child)

          by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 29 2021, @03:13PM (#1130772) Homepage Journal

          It is indeed vary convenient for your wife and your girlfriend being the same person.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01 2021, @08:25PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01 2021, @08:25PM (#1132262)
            And her butt says “inflate to 32 PSI.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:42AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:42AM (#1130253)

    To solve this conundrum, look carefully at the alleged perp's username.

    • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:21PM

      by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:21PM (#1130403)

      3 - "saam" in korean
      9 - "goo" in korean
      "saam" - "by myself" in russian

      fake fuck goo by myself
      there you go. you learned some foreign words and figured out I like to jack off.