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Joint statement on the GNU Project — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix

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Wow, I must say I wasn’t expecting this but it’s good to see. Richard Stallman quickly resigned or was dismissed from MIT and the Free Software Foundation, but he remained in his leadership role at GNU. Now we have GNU maintainers signing a petition that he should be removed there too.

Yet, we must also acknowledge that Stallman’s behavior over the years has undermined a core value of the GNU project: the empowerment of all computer users. GNU is not fulfilling its mission when the behavior of its leader alienates a large part of those we want to reach out to.

It’s good to see people thinking broader than just the code or specific single focus area that people contribute to our community.

Posted on October 8, 2019








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