LB: I've got a complaint about reporting on rms's emails, but please hear me out, it might not be what you think ...
The inaccuracies & distortions give those trying to defend what he wrote a fig leaf. They aren't wrong that some of the coverage has been misleading in the details.
But with that focus, they *repeat* & *amplify* rms's ongoing misprioritization & mistakes around consent & inclusion.
Levy gets most of that right where other reports & analysis have stumbled.
And while it's alas probably true that *some* will continue to rationalize regardless, there are others not so deeply into the cult of personality, whose suspension of judgement, benefit of the doubt, could still be educated & informed & pointed in a better direction.
Every one of those we abandon just makes things worse.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko