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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 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...

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  • (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.

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      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!

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          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.

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              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...

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                  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.

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        ‘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...

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          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."

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          And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.