My primarly fear with people calling for rexamination of the values of the Free Software movement is that it will be gutted. It's a truly frightening prospect. The thing that makes Free Software different from "open source" is that it *is* radical, and there is no pretending that Free Software is not a political issue to a certain extend. "Open Source" folks seem to sacrifice a lot for the sake of getting along with evil companies, and I really don't want that to infect libre software.

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"That's the truth many Linux hobbyists don't want to face: to actual hardcore Linux users (like Linus himself), so-called "hard distros" (like Arch) are actually "try hard"."

From googles community guidelines " But we don't support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on ... disability ... or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics." Is that not what happened with RMS?

And Google shows me a warning to be careful of their community guidelines.

The most troubling thing about the whole issue, is how obvious it is that people are scared to say their opinion. So many people liking posts without commenting, sharing or posting their own.

RT So we're done with RMS already? Now we're cancelling PG?
I guess I don't have to clean up my pitchfork after all. Whoa, it's gonna be a busy week.

"Anyway, MIT threw RMS under a bus, figuratively, rather than let the discussions continue until their major donor Bill Gates get put in the spotlight."

@malin I have the opposite thing. We have a lot of spam / robo callers in my country. If you want me to get back to you, please leave a voicemail

I think this whole Richard Stallman thing violates freedom of speech. I'm not defending what he said. I'm also not saying other people should say offensive things, I'm merely saying it's their right to do so. Just as it is the right of every one else who says at least as bad of stuff back. Any law that makes what he says illegal, makes much of what people that are against him say illegal.

Against my better judgement, I might do a live stream talking about the whole debacle. I will post a link here where we can chat in real time (not youtube slow mode ) if anyone cares. @xahlee , would be honored if you would join.

closing vim is easy, you just wait for the next windows update

Free software, post-RMS 

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