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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: 3, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:49AM (28 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @08:49AM (#1130256)

    ahahaha...
    i have never lived in a country where i spoke my native language...
    there is nowhere to travel, my retarded friend. mostly there are gray everydays everywhere, with people doing what they can to part the clouds and see that beam of magic golden light.
    also, most "experienced" people tend not to have egos of ur size, they are angry, bitter, or humble.

    and also, an "experiened" person does not attempt to denigrate or insult someone with the existence of these gray everydays, and the occasional calm saturday after a hard week of toil.

    and finally an also: i have not said enough for you to profile me. i am only pointing out the fact that u are an mildly entertaining psycho, who have read some books and seen some shit on netflix.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @06:04PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @06:04PM (#1130375)

    i think he is saying that he plays beer pong with his roommates every day. your life cant compare.

  • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:13PM (26 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:13PM (#1130401)

    >mostly there are gray everydays everywhere; there is nowhere to travel

    yep. you haven't traveled anywhere. Me, got about 2000 flights under my belt, 49 states, 40+ countries. Didn't see the grays on top of the talles building in Dubai, where I ordered a helicopter from my uber app. Didn't see any grays on top of Mt Olympus either - did see a beam of magic golden light. Same beam as when I was swimming with manta rays in the middle of the ocean by my vacation condo in HI. Might have been Apollo traversing the sky. Yes, your statements are enough for me to profile you.

    >i have never lived in a country where i spoke my native language
    yes, perfectly fitting my profile. You're an immigrant who moved to a country and stayed in the lower and middle middle-class, and all the days for you are gray, everywhere you go, and you're too dumb to imagine they could be anything else for others who have more means, more resources, more imagination, and less self-imposed limits.

    >people tend not to have egos of ur size
    you call it ego, I call it "I come here to get my kicks once in a while by shitting on losers like you." I'm here to entertain myself at your expense, and you are my personal clown. Thank you for your service.

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 29 2021, @12:48AM (15 children)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 29 2021, @12:48AM (#1130525) Journal

      But can you see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

      --
      I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @03:08AM (14 children)

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @03:08AM (#1130583)

        Yes, yes I can. Because it tastes like a woman just after 30 hitting the wall - vinegar and potpourri.

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 29 2021, @11:45AM (13 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 29 2021, @11:45AM (#1130681) Journal

          This answer, um...raises all sorts of weird questions. Were you sexually abused by an adult woman when you were a kid or something? Did she force you to go down on her? You've got some issues, and nowhere is this more clear than your attitude toward the other ~51% of the human race...

          --
          I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
          • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @02:32PM (12 children)

            by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @02:32PM (#1130757)

            There is no sexual abuse by an adult woman. I would have absolutely loved to fuck an adult woman as a teen, alas I was limited to my peers. It's clear you think women hitting the wall at 30 is a bad attitude. While you'd like the world to treat a post-wall woman the same as a 20-something actually attractive woman, and pretend the thick layer of makeup is your real skin, the world does not care about your opinion. Men age slower than women - you can accept that fact, or you can live in your delusion. Just don't expect the rest of the world to. Except of course for asians, who look the same till they're 60. Like my wife, who while being 7 years younger than me, is over 30.

            Here in the real world, when I want to fuck someone, I'm going to pick from the most attractive option available to me. Why would I have sex with someone over 30 when I can pick from a selection of 20 year olds? In a relationship, yeah, I want someone closer to my age. But we're not talking about marriage, we're talking about having sex before someone's ready to settle down. And for any man, the only way they'd pick someone older, is because they're too ugly and fat to have better options.

            But you keep thinking you're still attractive while slapping on that makeup with a paint roller to cover up the murder on your face. It's funny to see women like that out in public. Like going to a circus and watching the clowns. Your brain tells you all the men must have been "abused" by an older woman in their youth. The men on the other hand, who would have loved to screw an adult woman in their teens, would not look at that as "abuse" - they'd look at that as being really, really lucky. And look at someone like yourself as... Well, they wouldn't look at you at all, unless they're ugly losers. They'd look at the 20yo standing next to you. Because why would you have stale carrot cake when there's lots of chocolate cake right there on the plate. Sorry for your biology.

            • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 29 2021, @11:48PM (11 children)

              by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 29 2021, @11:48PM (#1130982) Journal

              Um, I don't wear makeup. Like, ever, aside from a bit of foundation before an interview. You really don't seem to know who you're talking to here. I'm *gay,* idiot. I don't care what one single man on the entire face of the planet thinks about my attractiveness, as they're not my girlfriend/soon-to-be-wife.

              What happened to you? Who hurt you to turn you into this? You're a parody of basically everyone who gets sent up on sites like We Hunted The Mammoth.

              --
              I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
              • (Score: 1, Troll) by fakefuck39 on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:01AM (6 children)

                by fakefuck39 (6620) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:01AM (#1130991)

                I do find it funny that you found my post making fun of post-wall thots and immediately got defensive assuming it has anything to do with you. sorry bro, I'm 99% sure you're a dude, not whatever this online persona you play is supposed to be. in fact, the "who hurt you, because that's the only reason I can think of anyone would make fun of me" thing screams a dude, and an incel, fresh off reddit. you know those GOP senators getting offended when people talk shit about nazis, and we're like "hey, if you hear us talk shit about nazis and think it's about you, hmm.."

                fucking douche.

                • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:13AM (5 children)

                  by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:13AM (#1131000) Journal

                  Do you want a used pad in the mail or something, you obsessive freak? Sorry getting called out on your incredible creepiness offends you!

                  --
                  I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                  • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Tuesday March 30 2021, @01:02AM (4 children)

                    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @01:02AM (#1131016)

                    so let's say you're a woman. you picked a comment and a conversation that wasn't about you, barged in, and started getting offended and defensive, and you call me obsessive and creepy? sure dude, whatever you say. you don't offend me, incel guy or post-wall dumb lesbo. you're just my entertainment.

                    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday March 30 2021, @11:55AM (2 children)

                      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @11:55AM (#1131156) Journal

                      I'm morbidly fascinated by what makes someone turn out like you, honestly. Why, if your life's supposedly been so wonderful, are you still so hollow and angry and superficial? There's nothing to you. You're empty inside, like a chocolate soldier.

                      --
                      I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 03 2021, @01:49PM (1 child)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 03 2021, @01:49PM (#1132866)

                        He's kind of funny, and kind of sad. He must be very angry at his impotence in the world, I believe. Maybe the big existentialist problem got him. Who knows. But we got stuck with his mix of bullshit and bad attitude.

                        The saddest possibility is that there might be a kernel of truth to him. Can you imagine travelling to every nation you ever desired, being snooty enough to value helicopter rides beyond the time savings vs. risk and environmental cost tradeoff, climbing Olympus... and then talking shit to ACs on a forum? How incredibly pathetic that would be, to find life so empty that it feels good or productive to railing futilely against ACs who will never return to read any reply, reasserting the incredibleness of himself while evidencing nothing similar.

                        So I choose to believe he's actually in a basement, alone, having never left his hometown, because at least then he's a just a sad man living a fantasy online, and not so incredibly pathetic.

                        Given his surface knowledge of much, and his lack of demonstrated deep understanding of anything at all, I think my choice isn't statistically unlikely, either. :)

                        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday April 04 2021, @12:37AM

                          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday April 04 2021, @12:37AM (#1133009) Journal

                          It's not really possible to tell at this remove. I would not be surprised if he actually did do some or all of what he claims, and he definitely has the "new Russian" attitude I'm familiar with from Brighton Beach back in NYC. You know, that combinaton of stupidity, bullheadedness, and deliberate coarseness in lieu of anything actually deep or enduring?

                          Russian has two words for two different concepts I see popping up in this person. "Poshlost," more or less akin to the fake impression of piety, experience, and goodness a corrupt priest or authority figure spreads, and "nekulturny." That last one is literally "no culture/civilization" and could be very well translated as "vulgarian," and notably it's a very good description of someone who acts like Donald Trump, he of the possibly-apocryphal golden toilet. This is someone who would still basically be a nutsack-scratching cavemen with the morals--and interior decorating taste--of a schizophrenic magpie even if he had all the wealth in the world.

                          The sad thing is, exactly as you pointed out, all this supposedly high living and amazing peak experience doesn't seem to have done anything for him. And I notice he stopped responding to me right quick once I asked him what made him basically an empty matryoshka doll...

                          --
                          I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:09PM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:09PM (#1131199)

                      Your comment was about women over 30. How is it not absolutely on topic to reply to your mis-characterizations?

                      Them’s the rules. Don’t like it, then TFU.

              • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:16AM (3 children)

                by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:16AM (#1131002) Journal

                I don't care what one single man on the entire face of the planet thinks about my attractiveness

                Women don't wear makeup for men. Women wear makeup for their own reasons, that men don't even pretend to understand. Can't possibly say how many men I speak for, but I've NEVER tried to get a date with some chick because I was impressed with her makeup. NEVER, as in, it has never happened. Bit tits, maybe. Nice ass, possibly. General all-around healthy look, yeah. Beautiful long legs, yes, yes, yes! Makeup? Not even under consideration. Any woman who thinks her makeup might catch the man of her choice can just stop wasting money on whale puke, bat shit, and toxic chemical mixes.

                --
                ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
                • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:55AM (1 child)

                  by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:55AM (#1131013) Journal

                  Modded up, but I don't think our friend here has that level of either self-awareness or understanding of how women actually work...which is another reason I'm beginning to suspect he hasn't actually done any of the things (or people) he says he has!

                  You're absolutely right though, at least 2/3 of the makeup and clothes and accessories game is for other women, not men. The amount of unspoken subtext and low-key competition is ridiculous. We totally do judge one another on things like that, and probably one reason I've never been too popular is I never put much stock into it. My checklist is "am I clean, do my clothes coordinate, is my hair okay, and did I brush my teeth? If so, we're all done here." That seems to bother some people...

                  --
                  I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:16PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:16PM (#1131202)
                    Form the conduct of men, it’s obvious that their choices of attire are also mostly directed to other men. For some situations, it’s the whole suit, tie, shoes, briefcase thing, even when it’s obvious the tie is damn uncomfortable and the suit is acting like a sweat suit. Other times, the uniform is a t shirt with something printed on it (band, slogan, cartoon, trademark), baseball cap, jeans, runners (the more ostensively expensive the better).

                    Pecking order is pecking order.

                • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Reziac on Wednesday March 31 2021, @05:22AM

                  by Reziac (2489) on Wednesday March 31 2021, @05:22AM (#1131535) Homepage

                  In fact, since I prefer the natural look, it tends to go the other way... as in, "Gee, I wish she didn't wear all that makeup, I'll bet she's real pretty without it."

                  --
                  And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @02:59AM (9 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @02:59AM (#1130581)

      I'm with the AC. You're just making shit up. If you did even a fraction of the things you claim you did, you wouldn't say all the stupid, ignorant, sexist crap that comes out of your mouth, mostly because people would have kicked the shit out of you if you did. Reality is you're probably sitting in some tiny, dirty apartment, leeching off your neighbor's wifi, that you only leave so often to collect your unemployment check. You try to get some enjoyment out of your pathetic, wasted life by trolling others on the internet because it makes you feel like the big tough guy you wish you were. You're entertaining, but just barely.

      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @03:13AM (8 children)

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @03:13AM (#1130587)

        believe whatever you want. i could not care less what some random loser on the internet thinks. the entertainment here is you, and that entertainment is why I am here - to laugh at you, and to know for a fact how shitty your life is. that gives me literal enjoyment. convincing you of what I'm saying? not a goal in my life. you're definitely with the ac - you guys have a good show of mediocre clown life going; thank you for your service.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @12:56PM (7 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @12:56PM (#1130703)

          So you're agreeing with me then. Your source of entertainment is to troll people on the internet. Stirring shit up and derailing discussions purely for your own amusement.

          You truly lead a sad, pathetic, wasted life.

          • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @02:39PM (6 children)

            by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @02:39PM (#1130761)

            Yes, I am agreeing with you about the purpose of me making fun of you. You calling someone laughing at you sad and pathetic is probably a bully coping mechanism that worked well for you in high school. Did mommy tell you the bully is stuffing you into a locker because the bully has personal issues? That's what's dangerous about raising a kid like that instead of teaching him to punch hard. That coping mechanism to get them through the day w/o crying becomes adult delusion.

            Everyone who is making fun of you just has a sad life. Enjoy the inside of your locker.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @11:03PM (5 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @11:03PM (#1130961)

              Ah yes, so you're the bully. Bullies didn't pick on me, or more like they didn't pick on me very long, because I was taught the best way to deal with bullies is to hit them right back. And that's what I did. And that works because while bullies act tough they are really just piece of shit cowards, which is exactly what you've shown yourself to be. That's why I said if you actually went out in the world and interacted with others, you'd get the shit kicked out of you. So instead, you get your kicks out of trolling online, where the anonymity of the internet means you won't end up with a fist going through your worthless face. You truly do lead a sad, pathetic life.

              • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @11:40PM (4 children)

                by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @11:40PM (#1130974)

                sorry buddy. the ones that hit me back ended up really hurt. this happens when the bully is a russian guy who benches 3 times your weight. much like you're being shat on in this battle of wits.

                making fun of you is not trolling you. it's simply getting entertainment at your expense. because you're clearly an incel and a white knight. what I write online has nothing to do with how I am towards others in life. much like a football player at a game, running people down and pinning them, does not do that in real life. but the fact that you think comments on the internet are part of real life does go well with the rest you've said. incel. plain and simple.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @03:24AM (3 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @03:24AM (#1131055)

                  LOL. You must have felt so big and tough writing that. Fucking pathetic.

                  • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Tuesday March 30 2021, @04:16AM (2 children)

                    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Tuesday March 30 2021, @04:16AM (#1131068)

                    no need to be big and and tough, it's words on the internet. words like creepy whiteknight incel, defender of the honorable ukrainian club trash. words lie eeeuuuuwww. the reason you got bullied is not becase people are bullies. it's because you're a weird ugly creep who stared at people's girlfriends and made everyone feel uncomfortable. now that we're all adults, we don't stuff you into lockers anymore. because you stay in your basement with a sheet over the window.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:29PM (1 child)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @12:29PM (#1131165)

                      There you are again, making shit up. You don't know anything about me. But we all know your a bully, that gets his kicks from trolling on the internet. That while you may be an adult, you're about as mentally mature as the schoolyard bully. And that you're a racist, sexist, bigoted asshole. All of this is from your own words, as you admit as much. You like to post about the life you imagine you live, as you stew in anger in some tiny dirty apartment somewhere, bitter that women don't want anything to do with your pathetic, loser ass. But hey, I suppose one reason you like to pick fights over the internet is that you can always convince yourself you win, which is a bit easier than when your pathetic ass isn't left in pain lying on the pavement.

                      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:07PM

                        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:07PM (#1133242)

                        do you often go to football games and shout out to the world that no normal adult person would knock another one down just because they decided to catch a ball? they need help those players - that's no way to act - what bullies, what violence. actually i bet you do do that.

                        posting shit online to you is socializing, because you are an incel and a loser. for me, it's posting shit online, much like a football game for a player is not his regular world. i come here to play football. you are a person who walked out in the middle of the field during an active game to have brunch. this is because you are a moron. enjoy getting knocked over over and over.