I just signed the open letter calling for the entire Free Software Foundation board to step down and for Richard Stallman to be removed from all leadership positions rms-open-letter.github.io/
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This is part of the "over-correction" in the movement for accountability. While he's imperfect, like the rest of us, this push seems to be much more about people exercising power rather than seeking change.
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He has reflected and apologized. If change isn't good enough for some people, I question their motives.
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When did he reflect and apologize and work on changing his behavior?
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Though it's hard to know what people are asking him to apologize for since some of the accusations are taken out of context For example, while RMS, correctly pointed out that Epstein's crimes were not pedophilia (the headline) he calls him a serial rapist (dropped from articles)
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I'm not arguing that he's not made errors. I'm arguing that many of the accusations are in bad faith and that the quest against this man seems incredibly disproportionate against the actual facts. Worst thing he's done, that I'm aware of, was him acting like a creep... in 1985.
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Replying to @truelai
He has not reflected and apologized, nothing has changed. But the wider issue isn’t actually about RMS himself. It’s about the culture of allowing toxic personalities in leadership positions. He makes FSF less inclusive, and free software should be for everyone

5:56 PM · Mar 24, 2021

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Replying to @micahflee
There's definitely a wider issue that needs to be tackled. I just don't think we do that cause a service when the response seems disproportionate. As far as I understand, he already lost his house in connection to this.
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I think RMS no longer being in leadership positions is reasonable and proportionate
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