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Re: GNU Kind Communication Guidelines versus social contract or Codes of

From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: GNU Kind Communication Guidelines versus social contract or Codes of Conduct
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 14:49:13 -0500
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On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 08:25:18PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Jean Louis:
> > Can you see that it is discouraging and not welcoming contributions?
> >
> > Do you understand that mentioning various GNU projects causes
> > contributors in those GNU projects not contribute if they find
> > fallacies in your public shamings statement?
> >
> > As a signer of public shaming, I cannot know what is your motivation
> > as related to encouraging contributions. It appears you have same
> > motivation.
> >
> > Am I right? Please answer me?
> You are very, very wrong.  We are trying very hard to stay within GNU,
> but the feedback we have received so far on GNU mail lists suggests
> that we are not wanted here.
> Keep in mind that *we* have to justify to our friends and colleagues
> why we support, through our paid and unpaid work, a project that
> refuses to distance itself from a leader who has bizarre notions about
> consent.  This is the reality for us.

I doubt that sincerely.  I've been around GNU and Free Software for 30
years and nobody would even remotely come to ask this kind of question.

Furthermore, he does not have bizzarre notions of consent.  He has
guenine and mainstream notions about political freedom, due process,
human ethics, and the abuse of criminal justice.

> Looking back over the last 18 months or so, I am no longer sure if
> people join GNU because they want to work towards a world of free
> software, or if GNU is simply the pretext they need to label other
> people as morally corrupt or wrong, downright evil, and generally
> bully them, while viewing themselves as morally superior.

There is no reason for this.  
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DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002 - Leadership Development in Free Software - Unpublished Archive - coins! 

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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