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Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Why the "social contract" should not be endorsed
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:19:20 -0500
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On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 08:58:18 +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> The PsyOps techniques that large free software communities are now using
> against volunteers, minimising people's views, misquoting/gaslighting,
> scapegoating, shaming and emotional blackmail do as much harm or more
> than physical violence.

I responded in private with some of my thoughts on your position.

My recommendation is to use less extreme and hyperbolic comparisons when
conveying strong disagreements.  If you consider these topics to
represent instruments of suppression, you can say so in very different
terms that can be discussed in kind and constructive ways.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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