The RMS resignation was inevitable and right, but at the same time very sad.

Things can be right and sad at the same time. We can feel empathy while knowing this was necessary.

For people celebrating, we understand why. For those feeling sad about it, it's okay to feel sad too, but we all knew it had to happen.

#RMS #Stallman #FSF

@emacsen I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding the part around sadness. This is like 20 years of (only 5 I've observed) people railing for this to happen. I'm a proponent of restorative justice (I actually do want him to begin going to therapy to work on his empathy skills) but he willingly did a lot

@jalcine @emacsen I think it's the belief in fundamental goodness winning out. Perhaps it's a misguided belief that those who go astray will eventually return penitent and ready to be part of the community again, no matter how long it takes.

Maybe it's one too many "Prodigal Son" sermons on Sunday that make us believe that no matter how much someone screws up that we should forgive when they get their crap together.


@craigmaloney @jalcine @emacsen I'm very uncharitable about this, I see it as a lot of people who are more comfortable being in solidarity with creepy dudes than with child sex-crime victims, which is a real good look, nerds

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