[ubuntu-us-mi] wtf?!

David Barnett dhbarnett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 15:55:49 BST 2009

Not giving money will not change the FSF. They're ideology driven and will
find a way to get the money or work with less money. Getting projects to
move away from GPL would be a far more effective way influence the FSF.


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Greg Grossmeier <greg at grossmeier.net>wrote:

> 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.
> Best,
> Greg
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