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Re: Is negative publicity always harmful?

From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: Is negative publicity always harmful?
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:18:14 -0500
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On 11/5/19 1:26 PM, Thompson, David wrote:
> I don't think we can.  RMS is GNU's leader, and his public comments,
> whether or not they are specifically about free software, are relevant
> to GNU.  Some of us are tired of looking the other way.

Then don't look the other way.  Stare right at the man because there is
nothing he has done to embarass anyone.  He has been the best voice for
Free Software and welcoming to all groups of people without
discrimination from the start.  He has been a rock and mainstay that has
anchored, not just GNU, but also entire software ecosystem, to the cause
of freedom.  The more you analyze it, the more you wonder how he has
done this after so many generations.  Without Richard as the bulkwork
against the storms of digital tyrany, there would be no alternative to
comericalized slaveware on any computers anywhere.

Look real close and the man, and you will see him for what he is.  He
has been all but a saint to the Free Software movement, and without him,
folks would have watered down GNU years ago to a weird shareware company.

So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002 - Leadership Development in Free Software

Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013

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