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Re: I'm orphan my packages and leave the project as maintainer

Le vendredi 26 mars 2021 à 08:22:05+0300, Sergey B Kirpichev a écrit :
> Hello,
> I don't want to be associated with the organization, being part of the
> witch hunt like this one https://rms-open-letter.github.io/.
> Unfortunately, it seems the only option to be not involved in all
> that - leave the Debian project.
> I've seen how many DD's were present in this and how well the
> optionless voting pool (https://www.debian.org/vote/2021/vote_002)
> now is supported (bah, there was a chance to make this on my
> behalf even without a GR!).  Hence, I doubt it makes sense for me to
> wait longer and waste my time.  The Debian project choose to have
> the Anti-harassment team, instead of e.g. helping package maintainers
> (as it was apparent for me at the time of last release).  I'll try to
> dedicate my modest abilities to other parts of FOSS.  Fortunately,
> not everything was affected yet by SJW cancer.
> Hereby, I step down as a Debian maintainer.  Please remove me from the
> keyring and consider packages monit, parser, parser-mysql as orphaned.
> Thanks for all the fish.

Dear Sergey,

I'm not trying to refrain you from leaving, but there are some things
about how the project works that probably need to be stated in a clearer
manner for the sake of understanding.

A General Resolution is not (yet) a decision of the project, and is
generally opened with only one voting option, as the other voting options
are submitted and sponsored after the GR is announced. There are
currently many resolutions proposed on the debian-vote@ list, and there
is a good chance that one at least will get added to the GR as soon as
it has enough sponsors. In any case, there is a default option which is
"Further Discussion" which is always present in a GR and basically means
that the GR is moot.

Some Debian members want to see Debian signing that letter and that is
their right, as it's exactly the point of a GR. It could be that the GR
indeed approves Debian signing such a letter, and it could be that the
GR does not approve such a signature.

As for RMS, whether one likes him or not, it's not hard to see his
public communications and see what things he defended. As far as I saw,
it at least included (but not limited to) some leniency regarding child
abuse and the possession of pedopornographic materials, which I hope is
not something anyone here would defend.

I'd not like to have such a man in my living room, and I can understand
that many here feel like he's giving a poor image of the FSF and the
Free Software by having come back here without making any apology.

I wish you the best of luck in your future work, and I'd like to thank
you for your contributions to the project.

Pierre-Elliott Bécue
GPG: 9AE0 4D98 6400 E3B6 7528  F493 0D44 2664 1949 74E2
It's far easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

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