Update on Off-Topic Content On This List
The conduct of Christoph Lohmann has been reported to the Debian
listmasters. They have placed an 8-week ban on him on this list.
I would anticipate similar treatment for any of his sockpuppet
accounts or others engaging in that kind of behavior, or him if he
returns to the same behavior after his ban.
If any of you observe other questionable content, please feel free
to contact me off-list and I can assist with reporting to the
listmasters (or make the report myself). I want this to be an
ethical and welcoming community, and pledge to be an ally to
anyone that wants to keep it that way. You may also contact the
Debian listmasters directly.
This list is about Gopher and related technologies (Gemini, etc.).
It is not a forum to advance political, racist, or sexist goals.
It is not a forum for sharing jokes, particularly un-welcoming
I have been online long enough to see trolls and other poisonous
people use the tired "it's just a joke; lighten up" line (and the
related ones we've seen here lately) many more times than I care
to. I will not fall for it and neither will the Debian
Free Software is about making the world a better place, about
treating all humans ethically, about respect for users and
developers. Racism and sexism are counter to these goals, and
people that are spreading racist or sexist material using Free
Software communities are no friends to Free Software. If you do
not understand how your own behavior is harming the cause and are
open to learning, you may contact me off-list.