Re: New Libreboot release
Well, there is no "good work" in both as I've already stated. But please try to make a difference: I stay exactly at those agitation, not at some ideological thinking. There is another point within called in German "Hufeisentheorie" or better translated "Extremism theory". The meaning to scribble that down: There is some middle between left and right politics and the middle is the "good". There are enough indications around that this is a complete failure because this fails at the point to recognize the roots of social problems in a whole. Just the extreme political positions should be the problem? Mentioning hardlining libertarian or alt-right? Or communism? As if those directions popup just from nowhere: In reality the so-called "social middle" is the complete root for hatred, for harassment and pure cruel deeds. People hating others for just nothing more than their look or some preferences. A good callout: There is no final solution for that and in the reality we need to work every single moment again for a better perspective. Technology is included in all of that: It is done also with ideologocial roots, but is also developing as society is doing that. When we fail to recognize society as whole and technology the same, we fail also to describe problems. So it is quite easy to do fingerpointing at someone and making myself free of any point. The person I take for my fingerpointing is going to be than my "token", some figurine I refer for all problems but the reality looks for sure different. Included within all that: Manipulation and the perspective not to reflect in any way. A solution? Impossible at that point, in reference for Libreboot. So I stay away from naming scheme I think I have recognized, even also using some referring links Leah herself has written in the past for example. Just to point out that she has also crossed a red line by her takeover for Libreboot and throwing out people being engaged. Both crossed red lines measuring only what they have done and said. Nothing more, nothing less.
So the original Libreboot done back in 2016 oriented onto democratic organization and a peer structure was and is the one I refer to. The one being now the result of the last actions is - for me speaking - nothing more than a libre coreboot and better to use that for sure. I think the point is absolutely clear. And no I have not understood that you defend Luke Smith, but I wanted to make also clear that free software is not within an empty room and we have a resonsibility. Freedom comes always included within that. No will for taking own responsibility, means always also that other beings (yes, referring to all inhibitants of earth) have to suffer, humans included. And nothing of that is needed, in any way.
But that's what this thread is about also and so I'm thankful that you have brought up this point. For sure that is all very complex and to write down the full parts of failures for the "Extremism theory" will lead completely off-topic, quoting all links of some problematic viewpoints of Leah will do the same besides it will even do something I personally would not want: Doing harm for Leah in person. There is always room for a change, so I hope she remembers that she was once very upset about discrimination and wanted another way to manage Libreboot. When there is no room for changing, than there will be time for other things like a fork or people supporting more the free and libre Coreboot-tree for example.
Besides: That would be also a good point for further documentations.
So I'll look closer into that. But I think we need also to look out for possible ways further. Just to name a concrete example: When it takes about days to get information together how to install custom firmware on a mobile device (yes, older one and none with Replicant), how can we ever think going further? Technology fails being thought as a whole, soft- and hardware being reused instead of thrown away. Not only hosting more servers, including more power consumption, writing even more bloated things for a so-called modern "internet". Modern would be a real global society oriented onto progress for all, not only some.
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!