No gods, No Stallmans
@carl @somarasu Which statement do you mean? (Beside that there is no "German FSFE branch". Maybe https://fsfe.org/about/transparency-commitment.en.html + https://fsfe.org/about/fsfnetwork.html help about the organisation itself)
@somarasu yeah, a lot of people have been coming out with this since recent events, saying that even aside from the abuse and misogyny (which are more than reason enough for any movement to ditch him), Stallman has set free software back and demoralized/alienated countless people who truly believe in it by being a bully who refused to be reasoned with on his often very wrongheaded positions.
@ljwrites That's what tends to happen when you have one guy as the face of not just an organization, but as a concept as a whole (you say 'free software/open source', people are probably gonna think 'stallman').
@somarasu the other day I came across the term "founder's syndrome" (in the context of sexual harassment and sexism in the vegan movement) and it just fits so perfectly in this case, too.
@meena @somarasu Yup. A movement that truly can't do without its founder is, even if we accept that excuse (a lie, really) on its face, a failed movement that will literally die with its founder. If true, it would mean the founder has failed to create or even actively destroyed a strong basis for the movement to continue without them.