09/18/2019 (Wed) 03:05:50
If you ignore everything else and just focus on Stallman and what he said, the unfortunate fact is that he had a profound moment of idiocy. You wouldn't go to work and send an email to All saying that you thought that Jeffrey Epstein and his friends did nothing wrong in fucking underage girls and not expect to have a reasonably good chance of getting fired. It does not matter how much you think it's okay to fuck underage girls. If that's the position that you push in the workplace, you're an idiot. Stallman is not one to back down from a fight, but he fucked up on this one, it's indefensible, and he realized that.
Stop blaming the media, stop blaming anyone else. Stallman said what he said, and then he resigned. Respect him for that at least, and celebrate the massive body of code and legal frameworks that he's responsible for that has nothing to do with this incident and continues to make life better for millions.