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Re: Tone policing by a member of the community team [Was, Re: Statement regarding Richard Stallman's readmission to the FSF board]

On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 03:30:21PM +0000, Thaddeus H. Black wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 02:56:34PM +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
>Someone might reply by citing the Code of Conduct
>and Diversity Statement, but such citations do not impress me.  The Code
>and Statement were adopted to smooth the Project's work, not to menace
>political undesirables, nor to empower the easily offended.  In my
>strong opinion, Diversity includes everyone, even, especially fascists.
>And do you know what?  The text of the Diversity Statement agrees with
>me, unless one were determined to twist its adverb "constructively" to
>authorize mischievous *deconstruction* of the Project along
>ideological lines.

Umm. Our diversity statement and CoC define agreed expectations of
behaviour and communication within the project; people espousing
fascist ideologies are surely not going to fit those standards. Do you
somehow think they're compatible?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me 

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