If I was better at remembering names, I would have connected earlier that the guy spamming the FOSDEM mailing list with his political peeves is none other than the last FSFE Fellowship winnier.
FSFE seems to have held the last election in 2017, before it was yearly. I'm not up-to-date on my FOSS drama, but I seem to recall that after the election, there was some kerfuffle about the results? Or I'm imagining that..
Sadly, this confirms my recent opinion about FSF(E). I wish it weren't so.
I grew up with the Free/Libre vs Open Source split, and have generally sided - except for practicalities - on the Free/Libre side of things. But growing up with this, I've also noticed how smart voices on such topics have also often had some questionable other opinions.
I think that actually comes down to a fairly reasonable mechanism, but that's a quick side topic I'll skip for now.
The point is, a lot of FOSS drama is unfortunately not about the topics, but the personalities involved.
@jordan31 Of course.
But something that is already ubiquitous doesn't need a cause. It doesn't need belief. It's already there.
You're right that not all minority or outlier ideas are support-worthy causes. But by definition, all support-worthy causes are minority views (some more than others).
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