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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, @09:45PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @09:45PM (#1130456)

    A guy in their 30s and 40s dating a 21 year old is also pretty creepy.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @11:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 28 2021, @11:17PM (#1130482)

    Creepy but #winning. Unlike RMS.

  • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @12:23AM (2 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @12:23AM (#1130512)

    strangely enough, not creepy to the girls, 21 or 17 alike. who, like me, could not care less about your opinions. although i did age pretty well by staying fit and going daily apeshit on face lotion, so not a wrinkle even afyer 40. although i do have to take hair pills.

    it's funny you say 'dating' though. I did date one 17yo in france, who lived w me. but only one. newsflash -dating someone and fucking someone are not things that are related. so you're either a christian retard, or an old-ass incel.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 31 2021, @03:33AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 31 2021, @03:33AM (#1131521)

      Men should marry little girls, like the afghans do.

      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:19PM

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:19PM (#1133245)

        a 17yo from eastern europe is by no means a little girl. yes, she wouldn't give you a first look (at any point in her life). so it's easier for you to say it's immoral to fuck this perfectly legal energetic hottie, and that's why you do it. this is called being an incel pretending to be a white knight. both of those are bad. put them together and we got a bottom of the barrel choice for any woman. it really really sucks to be you. i mean, i don't feel sorry for you - but i do thank you for providing me material to laugh at, at your own expense. it would also be funny for me if you shit your pants in the middle of the street and then start yelling at passers by that they farted. can you do that for me, personal clown?