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with rms stepping down, i think FSF is effectively dead. I actually worry who's gonna lead. From what i see, it's likely not a good person. But, likely from now on FSF is just a pol puppet. Much followers and FSF loyalists will be lost.

twitter.com/xah_lee/status/117
twitter thread

the other question unanswered is whether Richard Stallman will keep participating in emacs dev mailing list.

long read theregister.co.uk/2019/09/17/r
Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry
GNU man resigns after Minsky email defense 'the final straw' for dev world
17 Sep 2019

am looking into whether rms resign from fsf is forced. still undecided. my guess is likely, but perhaps with undisclosed benefits. note, this is really a heavy issue. it's not just sjw. billion $ n its people r involved.

another interesting thing is that i find very few people defending rms, unexpectedly from what i know of fsf fanatics n emacs diehards since 1998. i think most do not dare to say things.

Richard Stallman Speech Requirement (2011)
ergoemacs.org/misc/rms_speech_
6993 words. Gets more and more nutty near the bottom.

@xahlee
Would you defend him?

I would. I feel that I understand the level of social ineptitude necessary to make the kinds of mistakes he has made. I've been there. I got better.

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