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Re: [Libreboot] Fwd: Re: Future of Libreboot

From: Leah Rowe
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] Fwd: Re: Future of Libreboot
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:03:55 +0100
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Hi Will,

On 26/09/16 15:51, Will Hill wrote:
> That is difficult to believe.  Bigotry by one or two people, a
> cover up by them and mistakes, maybe.  Cowardice, no way.  I don't
> believe John Sullivan or Richard Stallman are cowards who would
> bend to imagined public pressure the way you say here.
> Richard Stallman's political notes contain many statements in
> support of Chelsea Manning.  He is famously thourough and
> consistent in his opinions and has kept them despite continuous
> well funded and deeply personal smear campaigns against him.
> I do not know John Sullivan's opinions as well, but I know he is no
> coward. It takes courage to advocate free software in the US.
> Doing so will get you put on various government and private shit
> lists, which cost you harassment and job opportunities.  In 2003 he
> urged me on to advocacy I did not have the courage for and had
> already committed himself to a life of advocacy.  Given his
> background, he knew better than most what he was getting into.
> What makes you think this?

I was calling some random stranger who sent me abusive privately
comments a coward, not RMS.

I don't actually think RMS is complicit in any of this, because he was
likely not at the FSF office at the time and wasn't involved in the
decision. Hiring and firing at the FSF is not handled by him. I'm well
aware of RMS's stance, but nonetheless he had to support the FSF.

That's why I found RMS's initial statement after the allegation a bit
odd, actually.

By the way, just to be clear, I really don't want to talk on this
mailing list anymore. I'm working as soon as I can to setup a new
mailing list directly on, and there is already a backup
of the GNU one here:

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Leah Rowe

Libreboot developer

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