It's not like it's a call to silence him forever. It is however a call to remove him from a position he appears to be unfit for.
I agree with everything you are saying, but I note that the wording of the open letter is much harsher, with statements like "our communities have *no space* for people like Richard M. Stallman" (emphasis mine). FWIW, I would prefer something similar to the EFF statement , which conveys the same sentiment in a more neutral tone, so it's probably a better representation of the Debian project as a whole. This should not preclude anyone from signing the open letter if they wish, of course. - Timo  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/statement-re-election-richard-stallman-fsf-board
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