”A reflection on the departure of RMS”
This is an excellent article on RMS getting pushed out, and explains, in language flossbros might understand, why it was the right call. 👍👍
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“RMS treated the problem as being “let’s make sure we don’t criticize Minsky unfairly”, when the problem was actually, “how can we come to terms with a history of MIT’s institutional neglect of its responsibilities toward women and its apparent complicity with Epstein’s crimes”.”
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“While it is true we should not treat Minsky unfairly, it was not — and is not — a pressing concern, and by making it his concern, RMS signaled clearly that it was much more important to him than the question of the institution’s patterns of problematic coddling of bad behavior.”
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IMO that sums up a big problem lots of FLOSSbros / “seriously rational logical people” have. _What_ you focus on, how much attention/time you give to one topic, rather than another, is based on what you find important, what your values are, what your priorities are. And people will take that into account.

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Part of this I learned from Wikipedia's policy of “Due & Undue Weight”, it taught me that amount of time/words/space you devote to a topic (or side) can make something “non-netural”.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi

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