Okay, just while writing and editing, reading throughout positive and negative, had even come to some more conclusion to wait, Leah had done the final summary for me to abandon the Libreboot-project with newer releases for the near future. Here to read about it: https://libreboot.org/news/rms.html
She is doing literally the same as in the past: Besides the concurrent problems about Richard Stallman the following part is "interesting": https://libreboot.org/news/rms.html#cor … cal-source
First things first:
We in Libreboot recommend that you do not have a code of conduct, because it alienates new contributors and creates a self-censored environment where people feel unable to express their views about issues
That's not true: It's about self-reflection and using this as some kind of argument is just the wrong side. Why should any kind of ruleset "alienate" contributors? Because they have to reflect what they write? Think even before they write down insults and harsh wordings instead being constructive? Wow, and using "self-censoring" as wording speaks out very loud and clear. But there is more:
you see, freedom of speech is healthy, and it’s quite common sense to just deal with bad behaviours. Contributor Covenant is a trojan horse; that’s what they push on you first, and then they’ll recommend you use an Ethical Source license. Once you take your first dose of Ethical Source, they’ll sink their claws into your project. Do not let these types of people infiltrate your project!
Uff, perhaps this: "Freedom of speech" is important but ONLY in combination with responsibility. Hey, someone is just writing down hate? Well, another one is motivated and attack others, even harm others (physically or / and mentally). Is the person used the so-called "freedom of speech" also responsible and being held so? Of course as I cannot create toxic environments, motivate others doing harmful things in some role-model for example and not being in any way responsible and calling this "healthy" is way beyond anything. And I don't do some interpretation here as it is about denying any kind of ruleset and setting up just "freedom of speech", to trust others responsibility. But for what? Anarchism also follows rules, so it's not about the greater good for everybody as enough beings don't have even the possibility to speak out about harassment. That's no "nice game to play", it's literally hate and cannot be classified or called otherwise around like "Hey, I'm just using my freedom of speech!". And what are those people to "infiltrate projects"? Who is exactly "we in Libreboot"? Okay, enough: I'm through with this NEW "Libreboot" coming up from Leah lonely. It's more about this "we against the world" instead of recognizing complexity. It's more about having some "names" being befriend. Why having a project-website held as some kind of blog? Leah had done this in the past and this lead to another big problem while she was using Libreboot against the FSF - mentioning this also in the posting, but just too short as the story was far more complex. And the jump goes even smaller as the posting also has some more conspiracies: Other infiltrating projects? For what reasoning exactly? But hey: "They" (persons unknown) infiltrate. I could change the wording "they" also with some words coming up into the mind but there is the problem: Being not clear does not make this better and it sounds like some "evil plan" is behind. No there is nothing, just human beings doing stuff these days and long before. The "plans" coming up from those theories are the real problem!
She can defend Richard Stallman, it's her decision. But her reasoning is - let's just say - not quite good and fitting. Through with NEW Libreboot, no thanks as this is my personal decision. I don't have the impression Leah is trustworthy leading this kind of project and I will never use a project with such false declaration of freedom of speech without any kind of responsibility taken. We have enough problems literally. It's not about taking others freedom away while this "freedom" leads to suffering and much more worse, literally speaking and comparing.
Comparing others to "monsters", setting even them in pair with that without getting in contact? Well, why should I get in contact with such a person to have discussion about that? No, keep Libreboot for good, Leah. That's too much for me and I won't accept that as base. And why should Libreboot or better the website of the project being used for making a complete political statement while the other way around the fight for more fairness is made to fading away: Inacceptable for mixing up the levels and perspectives, right away!
And a perfect demonstration that this project only consits of ONE individual, no one else! Strange also: Is it more important to get a solidarity-statement outside, because of an intransparent action from the FSF instead making Libreboot coming up? Let's see when the new release is coming, but not for me in the near future as I here decline such behaviour completely, there is no "we" just "you" as nobody else left in the project, Leah. I call this a false claim of personas and giving tipps to others to avoid organizations and projects, helps exactly where? This is no technical discussion, where I can say that Gnome is far more into bloatware with clear arguments and having the others free to decide. That's a political debate on the biggest complexity levels possible and you have taken position, decided being without reflection and responsibility. No way, as the text also states clearly some conspiracy ideologies. The community into free, libre soft- and hardware is destroying itself without having a clear position and just take over responsibility, to recognize problems and discuss them as grown ups. We are not in a sandbox and take others toys away, that's far more worse than this. Also again: Andrew Robbins stated this as it destroys the credibility of the free software and culture when others look onto this without having more about the background and seeing that this is coming from individuals. Damn, what a disappointment! And to quote the proof:
Once you take your first dose of Ethical Source, they’ll sink their claws into your project. Do not let these types of people infiltrate your project!
Do not listen to Coraline Ada Ehmke or anyone like her! She is fuelled by hatred and bigotry herself. She is completely intolerant of other people’s views and regularly tries to destroy people she disagrees with.
Personal campaigning to whatever, I don't know and I don't want to know more about this. That's nothing about criticism as Leah had first removed the other contributors and afterwards is doing all of this now. Speaks enough for me: "Anyone like her" is who? "Code of Conduct" or call it just otherwise around is therefore bad? Write your own. No problem, but a good and fair organization where problems can be addressed and people get in touch being really friendly. First accusing others being not fair towards Richard Stallman is one thing, also discussing about wrongdoing, but doing therefore the same other way around now? What should I call this? Mixing personal feelings? Speaking about "we at Libreboot" where no "we" is left? Speaking about winning? Well, staying true to the facts: This was and is a complete intransparent action from the FSF and Richard Stallman himself. Stating to have him as "hero" helps who exactly? Why mixing personal experiences when it comes up to stick just towards facts? Neither the FSF nor many from many projects are willing to learn here, just to declare some enemies outside and / or inside. And I doubt Leah even got in touch with Coraline, she has just taken some others perspectives, quotes:
Coraline is also quite abusive online. There are numerous accounts of her terrorizing companies/projects, acting like a bully. There’s a chance that she might even target the Libreboot project, if someone tells her of this article.
This video by DistroTube provides an excellent account of events aswell:
(above URL was removed as I don't want give support towards DistroTube as I don't think positive about his work, everyone interested can use the original link within the article and no, there is no "cancelling" just a proof about being not neutral or made more work onto this, I think also critical about the "ethical licensing" but this has to be discussed and not done through campaigning on this level, not worthy for free culture)
Time to get out of this conflict, time to get out of a sandbox. Yes, I play often games, computer-games and others to be exact, but not to harm others and not to be political harmful. Frustrating to read all of this: Being open, for a colourful and peaceful living for every earthling! Stick to facts and not only some sources, reading through, iterating throughout complex situations. But on that level presented here in the blog-post? Impossible as there seems to be a search for revenge, for defending something at any cost and that's without any kind of respect towards any kind of neutral perspective or discussion point!
But the news is out, the damage is done, the project itself will suffer from this as Leah will also be confronted with unneeded discussions as this message and URL is made up into the anti-social platforms, one link to follow: https://fosstodon.org/@xgqt/105984830142972328
Think twice as the discussion is not over yet, just starting and one to know: It will get even more worse. Every warning was ignored, the FSF itself had done damage right away and now others follow on this destructive course. (And I can clearly state that I just analyze what I have found official, the profile from the last URL is not mine as I don't use and deny those platforms, no difference between open or closed!) Cannot say this often enough: Disappointed and frustrated, not only because of the concrete situation regarding the pandemic and also because all of this as it is not needed, clear to see as outcome. What to say in the end? Stay calm and wait, would have been a good tactic here. Well, time is over for this: Posting done, spreading throughout the global network, damage is incoming (does not matter if pro or contra) and the next level is "lynching with words" as this is the point we are now on. Level of frustration is for now exhausting seeing this discussion getting right out of hand and will affect Libreboot as it consists no longer as team, where people can talk to each other, being more open on discussions. Getting this from outside (speaking about me for example) is much more complicated: I'm unknown and as reading through the article again I don't think my perspective or my tryout getting this more towards to "calm down, wait and repair" will ever being heard. So people are left in the echo-chambers and we cannot help here. In the end to follow better the conclusion for using a deblobbed Coreboot in the future. Time can heal those wounds, yes: But they are really big now as the wound within the FSF never healed and is opened again throughout intransparent actions. Others suffer meanwhile, others like Hyperbola being free software and sticking towards clear principles. Not fair, but well? Who said it should be fair? It could have been made this way, for sure. And I won't post other URLs for now showing all the hatred coming up in regards of so-called "freedom of speech" or better to call it freedom from responsibility. Just to have noted for now: There is much suffering be done, the FSF should also held accountable towards this not recognizing all the warnings in the past and Richard Stallman has - let's say - more than problematic viewpoints. It's just one toxic and disgusting cocktail coming up now. So my tipp is: Get on the feet and run as fast as possible outside those rooms full with those so-called "freedom speech" false claims. Too much to mention it, too much even for another posting with analyzing those postings, just suffering and people being afraid, frustrated and disappointed on many levels.
And to get this finalized clear: Richard Stallman has done good things and his codification of Free Software is a gift to all of us. But is the FSF, the Free Software Foundation, just about him in person? I doubt it and a project like Libreboot has no need to present others a message to "Defend Richard Stallman". Yeah, discussions about his wrongdoings should be done, reflections also. But there was 2019 the chance to do so. Now we have 2021 and establishing another position without transparency? Calling this democratic was and is not correct. Defending this? No. Helping to get the facts out? Of course and helping Mr. Stallman on this level? Absolutely. But this won't stop now: If free software cannot continue on without Mr. Stallman's personal intervention, perhaps the idea is not as strong as I thought, and hoped it would be. Staying true for clear humanistic values, not only for some names.
Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!