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 The emails in question seemed to me to be mostly him making a point about accurate terminology. It made me think of his insistence on distinguishing between copyright, patents, and trade secrets rather than using the popular term, IP. Of course the subject was more charged and the context, well, I guess in these contexts it's best to be silent is what the playing out of this has taught us. I could imagine things going otherwise in a less public setting or in a more healthy society.

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