What’s wrong with using GitHub to promote ideas in the FOSS community? You may not like it, and I will admit that it’s not exactly ideal that it’s owned by Microsoft, but it’s an integral part of the FOSS community nonetheless.
Also, I don’t see why doing something imperfectly removes someone’s right to complain about someone else in a position of much greater power doing something far worse.
@Jacob @e. hashman @adb Github Pages isn't a unique service and the site is one Markdown file. It could be hosted on Codeberg Pages, Gitlab Pages or even Openshift without much fuss. Or on the infrastructure of one of the free software and open source projects that have signed on.
I get how pragmatic open source projects solving specific domain problems wouldn't mind much hanging around Github, but moral criticism of a free software project really should be coming from higher ground.
@varx - social alt @adb The difference is that participating in society without using a smartphone built on extractive labor practices is difficult, time-consuming and/or expensive, but publishing one markdown file without involving a proprietary service that tries to monopolize open source attention is easy and free of charge.
Well actually (after a drink or two), RMS has been a tad insensitive, not enough to damn him though. The 'newly enraged' picking over all his misdemeanors and idiosyncrasies going back to the 80s seems to be over the top. It's personal character assassination. Unfortunately they have now fucked him and the FSF. He may as well step aside, he will keep triggering them. Out with the old in with the new.... #FSF™
I'll just put down my mug of cheap wine and step away from the keyboard...