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Re: Women and GNU and RMS (was Re: something else)

From: Dora Scilipoti
Subject: Re: Women and GNU and RMS (was Re: something else)
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:32:20 -0400
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On 10/31/2019 09:01 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 7:29 AM Ruben Safir <> wrote:
>>  Just because YOU say he is defending sexual abuse of minors doesn't make
>>  it so, no matter HOW many times you say it.  That is the fact and
>>  hiding that fact behind charges of sexism is immoral.
> Please follow the rules of this list. Repetition should not happen.
> You have made your case.

It's no repetition. Ruben is responding specifically to a statement.
It's a natural reaction to the falsehood and defamation that has been
repeated over and over again.

Strangely, when someone indulges in a plethora of speech to do nothing
more than echo a smear campaign --just in case there still remains
someone on earth who didn't hear about it--[1] the self-proclaimed
admins and mods magically disappear, along with their rules. This newly
introduced rule, for example, magically ceased to exist as soon as the
individual being discussed was named "Richard Stallman":
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:31:37 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
And for governance discussions, they should stay on topic and be about
governance. Discussions about individuals and their capabilities are
off topic.

But wait, the rule speaks of *capabilities*. That poses the doubt: Are
we not allow to speak about someone's "capabilities", but are totally
free to insult and denigrate a person?


Dora Scilipoti
GNU Education Team

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