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

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Women and GNU and RMS (was Re: something else)
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:57:15 +0100
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* Alexandre François Garreau <> [2019-11-04 09:35]:
> Words carry connotation, emotional charge.  For instance, look at
> these, that could very well be synonyms:
> unstable/versatile/flexible/dynamic, stable/rigid/ static.  They
> could have some nuance, but in some contexts they will mean the same
> thing.

Emotions are carried by persons, each person is different, it is not
carried by words. Some people are more emotional, some less, some have
traumas, and some don't have, we all react differently.

It is common agreement all over the world that insults and rude
expressions intended to offend or hurt and profanity are not part of
good behavior.

Yet avoiding to use certain words or speech of any kind for reason
that somebody will get emotional charge is wrong.

To behave responsibly also means for me not to release my emotional
charges onto other others. So even if somebody insults me, I should
control my emotions and stay calm, as that is first good for
me. Others are passing by, we observe the world.

Yet we cannot possibly ask for everybody to suddenly be emotionally
free relaxed and not to get offended, for that reason we better strive
to be kind in all dealings with members of any kind of community.

The pattern of being kind does not mean it is tolerating pattern. It
shall not justify or tolerate irrational emotional call-outs
(take-down attempts), as what we discussed earlier. That exactly
happened because of the tolerance.

In my opinion, FSF shall remove those Guix statements from Guix pages,
as that is defamation by its definition, it is irrational and
emotional and does not fit to Guix well.


Defamation (sometimes known as calumny, vilification, or traducement)
is the oral or written communication of a false statement about
another that unjustly harms their reputation, and usually constitutes
a tort or a crime.[1] In several countries, including South Korea[2]
and Sweden,[3] communicating a true statement can also be considered

FSF shall not allow attempts of crime to take place on Guix website,
as it is GNU project and if that is allowed, it creates potential
legal weakness and collapse of many projects.

To give a good example of it, Ludovic Courtès could be sued and Guix
project could collapse.

Defamation and public shaming shall be removed and not tolerated on
any of GNU project pages.


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