Pro-Free Software Foundation Petition Soon Reaching 6,000 Signatures (and Still Rising Steadily)

Posted in FSF, GNU/Linux at 12:02 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Pro-Free Software Foundation Petition

Summary: It seems rather apparent that not many people have been conned by the hateful corporations, their corporate media, and corporate-led (or funded) NGOs that insisted FSF should reject its very own founder

The above-shown (charted) data can be generated using the publicly-accessible data, albeit this data is hosted by a monopoly and proprietary software trap. That’s what anti-FSF petitioners chose as their platform!

A picture is worth a thousand words.

With Git installed fetch the repos in their current form, as follows: cd /tmp && git clone https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io.git && git clone https://github.com/rms-support-letter/rms-support-letter.github.io.git

Running the following code in python3 should then be possible (this may take a while!):

# author: Kezi
# license: gplv3

import time
import os
import subprocess
from threading import Thread

from datetime import datetime

start_time = 1616522054+60*60*4
stop_time = int(time.time())

path_open = "/tmp/rms-open-letter.github.io" # https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io.git
path_support = "/tmp/rms-support-letter.github.io" # https://github.com/rms-support-letter/rms-support-letter.github.io.git

cwd = os.getcwd()

def count_open():
    lol=subprocess.check_output(['sh', '-c', f"cd {path_open}; cat index.md | grep -e \"^1.\" -e \"^- \" | wc -l"])
    return int(lol)

def count_support():
    lol=subprocess.check_output(['sh', '-c', f"cd {path_support}; ls _data/signed/ | wc -l"])
    return int(lol)

def checkout_open(date):
        subprocess.check_output(['sh', '-c', f"cd {path_open}; git checkout -f `git rev-list -n 1 --before=\"{date}\" main`"])

def checkout_support(date):
        subprocess.check_output(['sh', '-c', f"cd {path_support}; git checkout -f `git rev-list -n 1 --before=\"{date}\" master`"])

def time_machine(timestamp):
    print("time machine", datetime.fromtimestamp(timestamp), timestamp)

    date=datetime.utcfromtimestamp(timestamp).strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M')
    thread1 = Thread(target = checkout_open, args = (date, ))
    thread2 = Thread(target = checkout_support, args = (date, ))



for i in range(start_time, stop_time, 60*5):


import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.dates as md

ax = plt.gca()
xfmt = md.DateFormatter('%Y-%m-%d')
plt.plot(dates, points_open, label="rms hate letter")

ax = plt.gca()
xfmt = md.DateFormatter('%Y-%m-%d')
plt.plot(dates, points_support, label="rms support letter")


On Debian-like systems one may also need to apt-get install python3-matplotlib (for rendering the graph). On my laptop it takes 8 minutes to generate. As the list grows it’ll take longer and longer to re-generate. Be sure to use python3 and also get the package for python3 (on systems that default to 2.x).

Update (hours later): almost 5,900 now.

RMS chart 2021 04 07

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