[ubuntu-us-mi] wtf?!

Greg Grossmeier greg at grossmeier.net
Fri Apr 17 15:13:21 BST 2009

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, Robert Citek wrote:

> You might want to let the FSF know about your decision.  If they
> change their ways, you could reconsider.  If they don't, then it
> confirms your decision.

I, too, should make my decision to not renew known.

I see this as part of a larger institutional problem at the FSF.  I 
have witnessed an FSF employee completely derail a valid discussion on 
a mailing list by replying to EVERY SINGLE email that said "linux" 
with a 3 paragraph why-you-need-to-say-GNU/Linux reply.  Now, I can 
sympathize with wanting others to say GNU/Linux, but, mailing list 
etiquette is also important.  This list was also for a natural friend 
organization of the FSF, but since this employee did this, and did it 
in an unfriendly way, the relationship between these two organizations 
is now anything but friendly.

Maybe someone should start a "Quit Making Us Look Bad" campaign to get 
the FSF to change their ways.



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