Good to know for those of us contributing to GNU projects.
I heard about this on another podcast, and I thought it was a joke. These guys are known for playing Stallman sound bites and being sarcastic when using his name in vain, so I thought shirley… Shirley this couldn’t be real.
Welp, I was wrong. Stallman has sunk to new lows. The burn out, no talent hack from the 80s still rears his fat, ugly, authoritarian head to shit on those doing actual work.
First, I’ll say that the whole thing is entirely overblown. Still, my feelings for the false idol and the FSF as a whole remain the same.
The TL;DR is Stallman wrote a joke about abortions. Lmao. For a guy that looks and sounds like he does, it was pretty funny. Someone removed the joke. The reasoning, from what I understand, was absurd in it’s own right. There was a fear of someone getting “”“triggered”"" by an abortion joke when working on the glibc project. Eh… I don’t buy it. But, I can understand how it would be viewed as tasteless. Either way, it was voted on and by consensus, agreed upon to remove the entry from the man pages.
That’s not good enough for Stallman.
So, in his defense of censorship, Stallman exercises … censorship.
I’ve noticed this for a while about Stallman, his little followers, and the FSF. GNU is not free; you are working within a framework, decreed as acceptable by Stallman or his appointed goons. You are free as long as you do what I say. So far into the realm of ridiculousness that a fucking manual page cannot be edited without the Supreme Overlord throwing a bitch fit about it.
He has often spoke about what will happen when he dies, and the state of the GNU project. I foresee a civil war, routing out all of the grey beards, throat bears, and “”“hackers”"". I use the term “”“hackers”"" loosely, because running
ls -la and taking screen shots of your anime porn with screen fetch isn’t fucking hacking. They’re culture killers and leeches. Spawning off the drama and infighting they cause and relishing the fact that their elitism and ego prevents innovation and mainstream adaptation.
What will happen win Stallman dies? Hard to tell. I believe that we can start the road to true freedom.