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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: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @01:40PM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @01:40PM (#1130294)

    I've had more than enough of cancel culture and virtue signalling.

    I get it, it's really tempting to use the new jargon to look hip. But it is much clearer to say, "If even a godlike* programmer like RMS can be held to account, I am terrified about what might happen if my own conduct ever came under scrutiny. Plus, people framing discussions in terms of core social values makes me uncomfortable for reasons I cannot quite articulate because examining those reasons means looking at my failures as a human being and I can't do that for the five minutes required without needing a sedative, see previous."

    * IMHO info is a greater achievement than emacs

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  • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @05:42PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @05:42PM (#1130369)

    Well, I suppose if your #1 priority in life is fucking people with menstrual cycles, that's your heteronormative, patriarchal point of view. Do you lure them in by claiming to be able to make them pr0n stars like another SJW? When's the last time you had sex with a dick girl*, you transphobe! And let me guess, the female programmers can't learn programming without your stinky breath down their necks!

    As one of the elusive female programmers: GTFO! I don't want your axe smell in my cube, and I don't want your systemd smell on my server! Eww and ick ick ick!

    * I am allowed to use this term according to the intersectional identity politics.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @05:46PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @05:46PM (#1130370)

      your axe smell

      OK so now let's talk about your axe smell.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:05PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @07:05PM (#1130398)

        Nonsense. Only incels use axe. Axe should be considered a public health hazard. Instead I recommend one of the Suave or Secret scents.

  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 29 2021, @12:41AM (2 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 29 2021, @12:41AM (#1130520) Journal

    Emacs is an interesting desktop shell but its editor sucks. Someone should code a Nano or Vi mode for Emacs :D *runs like hell*

    --
    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @02:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29 2021, @02:24AM (#1130572)

      No need to run, "Use Emacs in Vi Mode"
      http://www.billharlan.com/emacs/ [billharlan.com]

      Just try implementing emacs inside Vi!!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01 2021, @07:51PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01 2021, @07:51PM (#1132246)
      Emacs is pretty much dead. I have never seen a single programmer on Linux or FreeBSD use it.
  • (Score: 2) by EEMac on Monday March 29 2021, @04:14PM (2 children)

    by EEMac (6423) on Monday March 29 2021, @04:14PM (#1130794)

    "You did not join in the Two Minutes Hate! What are you hiding, Comrade?"

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @08:14PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @08:14PM (#1131345)

      Whining about perceived persecution while giving a pass for every Republican cancellation of the last few millenia is the height of entitled stupidity. Where were you when gays were canceled when their bosses found out they were gay? Where were you when immigrants were banned from the US for being muslim? The list goes on, but only when it affects white assholes do you suddenly care?

      Charlie's got a song for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQnYmC4-_1c [youtube.com] NSFW swearing

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 02 2021, @02:41PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 02 2021, @02:41PM (#1132488)

      Yellow, you are not cleared for this information. Report to the computer.