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Re: Amendment to rms-open-letter GR


On Thu 25 Mar 2021 at 10:33PM +01, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 10:50:37PM +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
>> I'm not sure I like this. I believe that removing the board is a
>> critical part of the letter. They are 4 friends that RMS chooses that he
>> chose because they never appose him. They are not elected by members of
>> the FSF but a self-selected cabal.
> As one of the first signers, but speaking solely for myself, I can
> confirm that recalling the entire board was for me a critical part of
> the letter. The rationale being that reinstating him shows a severe lack
> of judgment on the part of the board (technically: on the voting
> members, but that's an implementation detail which I thought would be
> lost on 99% of the letter readership and hence was in favor to leave
> out) and institutional failure, which cannot be cured by simply undoing
> the decision.
> (Of course a statement by the Debian project, in there is going to be
> one, can take a different stance.)

Can I ask why you didn't call for the recall of all of the voting
members rather than just the board?  It seems there are voting members
who are not on the board?

Sean Whitton

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