There's this letter going around that calls for the board of the @fsf to step down over #RMS coming back.
People make valid points about it, I'm not going to weigh in on that.
What gets me, very personally, is that one of the people signing is the #Python Software Foundation member and #RedHat employee that shut down a discussion with me the other day with a racist remark. I'm still waiting for a reply to my complaints.
I'm not even sure how to process that.
Somewhat indirectly related, that whole issue with #RMS brings up again the schism that occurred between free software and open source, and how one was subsumed into the other via the #FOSS abbreviation.
The free software movement cared about access for everyone. If you didn't like something, you could change it.
The open source movement cared about "given enough eyes, all bugs are shallow". They (some more, some less) wanted this quality also in commercial software.
Licenses mattered here.
Ironically, these days I see more younger people caring strongly about the freedom aspect of free software, whilst choosing open source licenses... usually because "they're easier".
I mean, fair enough. They are.
That's the point of free software licenses, that they don't allow everything so easily, but they allow the things that matter for human freedoms.
And at the same time...
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