Open letter to remove Richard M. Stallman from all leadership positions

Posted March 25, 2021 by Adrian Wyssmann ‐ 1 min read

I was surprised when I read that Richard Stallman (RMS) returns to FSF after he resigned after controversial rape comments. Shortly after An open letter to remove Richard M. Stallman from all leadership positions was published, which I signed today.

Why? Cause a community should be harassment free and people shall show empathy and kindness toward other people, as well as being respectful. So people like RMS - who has proven to be misogynist, ableist, transphobic and in other ways improper - should not be tolerated in a community. The same goes for the ones supporting such a behavior.

If you believe the same, go ahead and make a statement by signing the open letter.

Update 2021-02-20

Another interesting article about the problem with RMS can be found at [The NewStack: Why (Almost) Everyone Wants Richard Stallman Canceled]](https://thenewstack.io/why-almost-everyone-wants-richard-stallman-cancelled/)