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Hard agree https://redd.it/d5rswg
rms, free software
I find it kinda weird how a lot of people keep repeating this whole "without rms there would've been no free software" nonsense. It's like saying "without Proudhon there would be no anarchism" or "without Einstein there would be no modern physics".
Good ideas are usually greater than the people who first discover and formulate them, and they are inevitable.
If rms hadn't existed, someone else would've come up with something reasonable close to free software as we know it.
they/them now singular nonbinary pronouns in Webster dictionary
Also, "misunderstandings and mischaracterizations?" Really dude, just stop.
Shout out to Neil for this: https://blog.halon.org.uk/2019/09/gnome-foundation-relationship-gnu-fsf/
Very proud to be a @gnome Foundation member right now.
A busy weekend.
Attached is my post to the #FSF member forum on Friday.
Enough is enough.
It's long past time the board exercised their duty under Article VI Section 7 of the bylaws and vote him out. I understand that they have tried before but failed. But by now, his behavior is doing serious harm to the public interest the public charity is chartered to support.
Many other folks have also cancelled their memberships over the weekend.
Students e-mailing me 3 hours before an assignment is due, when they've had an entire week to attempt to figure it out and ask questions.
Yeah, no. I have to leave my house just after 6 am to get to work (2 hour commute each way), and Monday is my 10-hour day (14 if you count the commute). I'm not going to be checking my e-mail Sunday after 9 pm.
I'm a comp sci prof, gaymer nerd, nature lover, bibliophile, and writer, among other things.
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