Being believable meaning also being sticked towards principles: As the story of FSF and also FSFE is showing now, both organizations fail within their own principles. Nevertheless having respect towards the GNU-project and the GPL, the mindset behind free soft- and hardware, both organizations fail on multiple levels to recognize social and technical problems these days.
The social level means the democratic approach, the respect for everyone being equal and having the rights doing so. Richard Stallman anounced being right back at the FSF board of directors? Okay, was this a transparent process? Or is it more about being political in general? And don't get me wrong: I have respect for the things Richard Stallman had done for the free software movement in general. But this kind is really the wrong way. There are enough problems reported neither the FSF nor the FSFE approached. What's next for the FSFE? Well, reading here more: https://fsfe.org/news/2021/news-20210324-01.en.html
The technical level is even more frustrating: Where is the right NOT to use some kind of package? Speaking about enforced depdencies of bloatware just right ahead of the corner. All of them are part of many distributions in one way or another: dbus, systemd, avahi and pulseaudio are just some examples. More incoming also the programing languages with problematic licensing, the false claims being "in love with open-source". Well, where are those principles?
Where is this kind of free culture? Where is the support for free culture, for free soft- and hardware? Even though: Projects more and more enforce being built right ahead with the newer hardware. So that's also again the social and the technical level both mixed up: I thought once GNU/Linux is a chance to have some kind changed mindset. A chance for the future gettng away from dependencies, having a freedom of choice, being friendly to each other. Was this wrong? Well, my answer would be therefore: No, but it is getting even more complicated and those organizations like the FSF or the FSFE won't help as they don't recognize the problems right ahead. Getting a GNU/Linux-libre is one thing, an important thing. But another one is the plan about having an independent BSD-kernel with strict principles towards a free, libre mindset: Even more important being believable instead of some claims instead of recognizing the problems and being just into the centric view of the own kind of organization. Projects like Hyperbola and Dragora need support for building alternatives, giving back a freedom of choice for all. And not to mention: You have not recognized the problems with PureOS, FSF. Until now the distribution is listed as being compliant towards the FSDG (https://forums.hyperbola.info/viewtopic … 2534#p2534). Should I go on? Where is the support for the Hurd? Where is the freedom of choice of INIT-systems? Where giving back the emancipation of every user and doing more support for projects like Libreboot or Coreboot? You claim something, FSF? And right away doing something really bad besides giving some recommendations for literally closed hardware like the Librem 5 you're calling back Richard Stallman, who stepped down in 2019? Okay: Strange definitions and you are not able to see the problems with all of this? Freedom of choice? Your choice, okay. And where is the transparency? Oh well, lost in translation, I guess. And I really hope you could recognize the errors within this. Mr. Stallman has done much for freedom within soft- and hardware, but why not doing this further on another level, outside the FSF? Why this move now? And the FSFE? You're playing also in a strange field, just to have look onto the page with the supporters here: https://fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus.en.html
Being independent? Being all into believable? Your decision. But I don't need organizations being not into transparency at all, doing some kind of false claims and compromises. No need to follow some names, more into principles and an open mindset for a colourful, free and libre future! Being honest with you, FSF and FSFE: You have failed at many points within the last years. You have failed to recognize how emancipation in hard- and software is going away, well even within free, libre projects. You have failed to recognize harassment and disgusting meritocratic approaches. And you have failed to recognize growing dependencies from bloatware in general. Just being focussed onto something against closed source you even failed to manage and blame the false claims of "We love open-source!". And there is a high prize to pay for all of this! What now? A big discussion is incoming about the transparency and more people question the FSF itself. Not very helpful for free, libre projects. You have done bad with all of this: Instead giving back emancipation within technologies to the people you are doing more than questionable decisions. But okay: I guess it's more important having some illusions about GNU/Linux (without "libre")? Instead giving support for the Replicant-project there is what alternative? The Librem 5? The Pinephone? Both with desktop-environments being built towards bloatware? And here it goes again: The freedom of choice! And I have not even mentioned people not being that much into technology-stacks or unsure about their own abilities doing more with soft- and hardware. What kind of a mess now and the discussions have not even started so I have to admit in the end: Disappointment from my side for now. Hope all is turning out better, but well? Hyperbola is going on, that's a good point. The bad is the problems right ahead from those decisions mentioned in this posting. Having people just with doubts and prejudices towards free, libre soft- and hardware is not helping. And yes: Those doubts are encouraged from all of this mentioned. Not fair towards projects like Hyperbola and this is part of my disappointment as you have done really bad, FSF.
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!