Suppressed Facts of the Free Software Movement and Its Community of Volunteers – Part III: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) Seems More Like a Victim of Destabilisation Campaigns

Suppressed Facts of the Free Software Movement and Its Community of Volunteers – Part III: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) Seems More Like a Victim of Destabilisation Campaigns

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF at 1:55 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


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Summary: The Free Software Foundation (FSF), which turns 36 later this year, is looking to raise money that helps support the GNU Project, soon 38 years old and likely the most important Free software project to exist (ever)


IN PART I AND IN PART II we talked about a ‘hidden hand’ (but sometimes unwittingly revealed in IRS disclosures and “sponsors” pages) inside the Free software world. It’s not hard to see why people who think like Richard Stallman and openly (or freely) berate things would bother those who are indirectly — sometimes even directly — complicit in bombings (killing civilians for profit) and would rather, instead, obsess/bicker about supposedly offensive words. Taming a community isn’t easy because it’s hard to fire or banish people (there’s an alternative or parallel construct though; that’s where the CoC bec ..