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Hey, it's a rather notable event: RMS resigns from the FSF office. https://www.fsf.org/news/richard-m-stallman-resigns + https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20990583 #link

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The (trivial) conclusion: if you are a public figure, you may not touch the American religion, which quite Christian by now, but in many is as strong as in the Mayflower days.

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Открыл хакернюз. Прочитал топ комментарий "This is a man who said something wildly inappropriate in an MIT forum and got fired. He deserved it. Defending him by pointing towards people who overreact to things is a bit terrible. The firing was appropriate and reasonable, not a response to extremists, zealots, or some other kind of witch. I welcome anyone to provide a counter-argument. " Закрыл хакернюз.

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@markizko: Ну кто ж так делает. Top comment != most upvoted comment, потому что дерево. Часто top comment — тупой рант, который держится сверху потому, что возражения на него upvoted до небес, но вытащить их выше дерево не позволяет.

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«How is it we value free speech, but there are certain discussions you just cannot have, even in a rational and measured way, without risking making yourself completely unemployable.» [Answer: we don't value it nearly as much as we value our being right.]

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«You're ascribing intent to one's writing, and unless you have a special relationship with Mr. Stallman - you don't know anything. Because of a radical, illiberal mob, Stallman's life's work has been taken from him.» [Well, yes. Ask Mr. Eich of Netscape and Mozilla fame, too.]

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«RMS was pointing out inaccuracies in how a deceased colleague who was being accused of a heinous crime might simply have slept with a prostitute, if at all (which turns out probably wasn't the case).» [As I said, touching in any way any religious topic, such as "sex before legal age", is taboo. No matter that the age of consent varies state to state. Not worse than prosecuting teenagers for owning nude pictures of _themselves_ on their phones.]

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