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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: 2) by shortscreen on Monday March 29 2021, @02:04AM (7 children)

    by shortscreen (2252) on Monday March 29 2021, @02:04AM (#1130564) Journal

    promising a girl model stardom and lying to her to fuck her = rape

    Anyone practicing that modus operandi is a scumbag, FYI. But if your lawyer told you it was not technically rape then who am I to disagree.

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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @03:10AM (6 children)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @03:10AM (#1130586)

    scumbag = rape. gotcha. so, lemme ask you, why are you trivializing rape victims? those women who get raped don't appreciate you spreading this type of vile shit on the internet, like rape is just someone being deceptive and mean. why are you trying to normalize rape? are you a rapist?

    • (Score: 2) by shortscreen on Monday March 29 2021, @04:46AM (5 children)

      by shortscreen (2252) on Monday March 29 2021, @04:46AM (#1130611) Journal

      You obviously have a lot of questions about rape, but like I said before I'm not here to offer you legal advice. I just suggested that you not make an ass of yourself by calling people money-chasing sluts without knowing what the fuck you're talking about. Take it or leave it.

      • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @05:04AM (4 children)

        by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @05:04AM (#1130615)

        I find it quite funny that you, a guy who actually doesn't know what he's talking about, is telling me, someone who's spent quite a bit of time hanging out with these types of sluts, anything.

        to clarify: me telling you you're a white knight incel for thinking lying to a girl to fuck her is rape, is me laughing at the loser, not me asking you a question about rape. I understand your confusion though, as you are obviously not very bright.

        • (Score: 2) by shortscreen on Monday March 29 2021, @04:28PM (3 children)

          by shortscreen (2252) on Monday March 29 2021, @04:28PM (#1130803) Journal

          thinking lying to a girl to fuck her is rape

          You're the only one saying this.

          someone who's spent quite a bit of time hanging out with these types of sluts

          You were on Epstein's island?? I wouldn't go bragging about that dude.

          • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Monday March 29 2021, @07:34PM (2 children)

            by fakefuck39 (6620) on Monday March 29 2021, @07:34PM (#1130888)

            >Anyone practicing that modus operandi is a scumbag, FYI. But if your lawyer told you it was not technically rape then who am I to disagree.

            I am the one saying that this statement you made means you need an attorney to explain to you that being a scumbag is not rape. This is pretty clear to anyone with a functioning brain.

            >You were on Epstein's island?? I wouldn't go bragging about that dude.

            No, I literally said I have spent much time fucking the type of girls on Epstein's island, in their home countries. This is pretty clear to anyone who can read.

            >I wouldn't go bragging about that dude.
            Saying I have experience with the subject matter is not bragging - it's saying I have experience with the subject matter. You on the other hand, and internet keyboard warrior who hasn't left his basement, thinking being informed on a subject is bragging, simply shows you are an incel, since you think anyone talking about sex is bragging. How's that crusty sock on the floor doing - time to wash it yet?

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:24PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30 2021, @02:24PM (#1131206)
              Actually, when the scumbaggery reaches the level of grooming, it IS rape. Gisele Maxwell might disagree, but she went into hiding under a fake identity because the FBI disagrees with her enabling activities. Prince Andrew (aka Randy Andy) is also sweating bullets.
              • (Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:15PM

                by fakefuck39 (6620) on Sunday April 04 2021, @09:15PM (#1133243)

                Since we're talking about a 17yo in this thread, which is what my comments are talking about, no sherlock, it's not rape, even by your definition. because it's not grooming either. so let me see your mental gymnastics here: it's rape because grooming is rape. the grooming is taking place to get a girl to fuck you when she is old enough.

                problem here sherlock, is she's been old enough to fuck for 2 years in her home country, has been fucking and partying for 2 years in her home country, and has already been legal to fuck for a year in most of the states here too. you can't groom someone who is already old enough for you to fuck. that's called lying and manipulating a consenting adults - like you telling some bitch at a club you're rich so you can rail her in the bathroom. something both men and women actively do at all ages, teens included, half of their mating cycle.

                but let's face it - that's not what this is all about. it's personal. you're too ugly, too fat, and too old, to fuck an attractive 17yo. or 21yo. or even someone your own age. so let's call everyone who doesn't have your problem a rapist. winning!