So, I have to stop doing anything else and have a look at what's going on at fucking MIT, because I have a dick and a beard, and I'm part of the GNU project, and I have supported and invited Stallman.

It came to my ears that rms is supportive of the old MIT wrecks who have systematized raping little girls.

In other words: I'm suspending everything until I get a hold on what's going on, and what I'm going to do next -- that would mean leaving the GNU project at least.

@how Please let me know what you find. This guy seems to be more and more a disaster to the community, but I don't think anyone else can be trusted to guard the: "or (at your option) any later version" clause. So maybe they should just maintain the license and all publicity should run through other channels.


Quoting: "The announcement of the Friday event does an injustice to Marvin Minsky:

“deceased AI ‘pioneer’ Marvin Minsky (who is accused of assaulting one of Epstein’s victims [2])”

The injustice is in the word “assaulting”.

So rms seems to have no issue with the "injustice" of being part of a sex trafficking ring.

This alone is revolting.

@cjd @how rms and to some extent the structural constitution of the GNU project and the FSF that solely revolves around rms' vision of the world and society, with absolutely no room for other opinions, has always been problematic. It's indeed not new at all. It has overshadowed and limited the development of free software to become a more culturally diverse and more politicised effort. Similarly, rms' dogmatic attitude has created a situation where free software communities are having a hard time to be self critical and able to evaluate the nature of their discourse and whether or not there is cognitive dissonance between the values they aim to share and their actions. Hopefully these kind of exposures and discussions will help move forward work on software and cultural freedom, in general, and not lead to complete implosion.

Here's more

I'm coming through all this because of the current upheaval regarding . I have known of other accusations of sexism towards rms, but had not really looked into it before, even if I had known about Heather Marsh's work on death-eaters. (See last toots of @natacha on )

I did not look into these accusations earlier because I thought it's the doom of known people to receive such attention. But now that I look into it, ...


... I simply must recognize that my politics and rms' politics are incompatible, although reading Stallman's political notes would usually not show it.

I understand now why there's not more support within the free software community to the GNU project. I'm even doubtful, after reading of all these quotes, that rms was a stranger to what happened at MIT during all these years.

I'll be sending him a letter to resign from the GNU project.

@natacha @ruebezahl

Here is the resignation letter I sent to Richard M. Stallman and the GNU project today.

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