Some People Who Asked to Be Removed From the Slanderous Hate Letter Against the FSF Are Still Being Denied Removal (But Not All)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF at 2:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: I am aware of some people (evidence is in the public domain for all to see) who asked to be removed from the hate list; their requests have not yet been processed, or simply denied. Maybe they should ask again. There are silent and selective changes.

OSI hate current

OSI hate archive

diff new-hate.txt old-hate.txt
> Amir Yalon
> Christian Paul (jaller94)
> rany

Snapshot as of minutes ago:

RMS petition 21-04-2021

Let’s see if more names will be removed over time, contradicting what they said about freezing this petition (to deny removal requests).

More below.

$ git log --oneline | nl -v0 | sed 's/^ \+/&HEAD~/' | grep -i Remo
    HEAD~17     1d46fde Remove how-to-sign from translations.
    HEAD~42     9753268 Removed excess dot
    HEAD~43     063eaad Removed excess dot
    HEAD~57     3decc71 Trolling removal (#2544)
    HEAD~77     5f78c04 According to @combacsa's advice, remove a statement asking for signature via PR.
    HEAD~78     534901a Merge pull request #2538 from fortysixandtwo/remove_my_name
    HEAD~82     525ecdd Remove name
    HEAD~94     01e2d0e removed Peter Ludikovsky
    HEAD~99     0e20d5e Remove Rojen Zaman's name and signature. (#2532)
   HEAD~102     0b3bef8 Clarify translation instructions, remove Contributing
   HEAD~103     0276faf Removing GitHub instructions from README
   HEAD~161     10da854 Remove @owl4ce signature
   HEAD~163     6e88803 Remove TomoeMami
   HEAD~393     3e50267 Removed my Signature
   HEAD~502     ddd3378 removes my signature
   HEAD~521     31d2b92 Temporary remove my signature
   HEAD~550     36f447e remove signature
   HEAD~592     934055d remove mail from sig
   HEAD~620     c5d82a4 Remove accidental duplicate names
   HEAD~706     922ce4e Remove OP
   HEAD~854     16d959a Remove my name.
   HEAD~889     ce6dbeb Merge pull request #2058 from amiremohamadi/main
   HEAD~904     06eef0c amiremohamadi signed
   HEAD~936     035a90d Remove me
  HEAD~1279     c057e9d Remove me
  HEAD~1282     e417900 remove me
  HEAD~1341     08205a9 Add signature in support for RMS' removal
  HEAD~1433     dfa9897 Remove signatures from Turkish version
  HEAD~1435     0fa0642 Remove signatures from Turkish version
  HEAD~1453     ca33ac3 Remove My Name From the List
  HEAD~1587     38f1326 Remove possible spam signature
  HEAD~1668     c0d970c Merge remote-tracking branch 'upstream/main'
  HEAD~1972     b262416 Merge remote-tracking branch 'upstream/main'
  HEAD~2073     c5e28e2 Remove Andrei Kvapil (@kvaps)
  HEAD~2830     887ef60 Merge remote-tracking branch 'upstream/main' into main
  HEAD~3109     3c67c8e remove links from signatures list, for uniformity
  HEAD~3145     bbc3d03 remove duplicate signature
  HEAD~3216     267ac44 Remove duplicates
  HEAD~3222     339384c Remove signature with wrongspelled surname (#422)
  HEAD~3235     680049b Added some names, removed one. (#174)

The person who got the ball rolling (just over a day after RMS had made his announcement):

 git log -p | tail -n100
-[Link](url) and ![Image](src)
-For more details see [GitHub Flavored Markdown](https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/).
-### Jekyll Themes
-Your Pages site will use the layout and styles from the Jekyll theme you have selected in your [repository settings](https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io/settings). The name of this theme is saved in the Jekyll `_config.yml` configuration file.
-### Support or Contact
-Having trouble with Pages? Check out our [documentation](https://docs.github.com/categories/github-pages-basics/) or [contact support](https://support.github.com/contact) and we’ll help you sort it out.
+- Molly de Blanc (Debian Project, GNOME Foundation)
+- Nathan Freitas
+- Matthew Garrett (Former member of the FSF board of directors)
+- Shauna Gordon-McKeon
+- Elana Hashman (Debian Technical Committee Member, Open Source Initiative Director, Kubernetes SIG Instrumentation Chair)
+- Tom Marble (Software Freedom Conservancy, Evaluation Committee Chair)
+- Neil McGovern (GNOME Foundation Executive Director, Former Debian Project Leader)
+- Deb Nicholson (OSI General Manager, SeaGL Co-Founder)
+- Nadya Peek
+- Julia Reda
+- Eric Schultz
+- Joan Touzet (Apache CouchDB PMC, Former Apache Software Foundation Director)
+- Luis Villa (Former director of the Open Source Initiative and the GNOME Foundation; contributor to the GPL v3 drafting process)
+- Stefano Zacchiroli (Former Debian Project Leader and Former director of the Open Source Initiative)

commit 8b507ebf29306bcf3bf26bc433ca2238186c092d
Author: Molly de Blanc <mdeblanc@edx.org>
Date:   Tue Mar 23 13:43:00 2021 -0400

    Set theme jekyll-theme-tactile

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
index 1cf37bd..8301545 100644
--- a/README.md
+++ b/README.md
@@ -1 +1,37 @@
-# rms-open-letter.github.io
\ No newline at end of file
+## Welcome to GitHub Pages
+You can use the [editor on GitHub](https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io/edit/main/README.md) to maintain and preview the content for your website in Markdown files.
+Whenever you commit to this repository, GitHub Pages will run [Jekyll](https://jekyllrb.com/) to rebuild the pages in your site, from the content in your Markdown files.
+### Markdown
+Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for styling your writing. It includes conventions for
+Syntax highlighted code block
+# Header 1
+## Header 2
+### Header 3
+- Bulleted
+- List
+1. Numbered
+2. List
+**Bold** and _Italic_ and `Code` text
+[Link](url) and ![Image](src)
+For more details see [GitHub Flavored Markdown](https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/).
+### Jekyll Themes
+Your Pages site will use the layout and styles from the Jekyll theme you have selected in your [repository settings](https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io/settings). The name of this theme is saved in the Jekyll `_config.yml` configuration file.
+### Support or Contact
+Having trouble with Pages? Check out our [documentation](https://docs.github.com/categories/github-pages-basics/) or [contact support](https://support.github.com/contact) and we’ll help you sort it out.
diff --git a/_config.yml b/_config.yml
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..259a24e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/_config.yml
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+theme: jekyll-theme-tactile
\ No newline at end of file

commit 535a9d11f1e09addf1a15fc318326105e2bc640f
Author: Molly de Blanc <mdeblanc@edx.org>
Date:   Tue Mar 23 13:42:36 2021 -0400

    Initial commit

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1cf37bd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/README.md
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+# rms-open-letter.github.io
\ No newline at end of file

They’re still working on it today (someone who works on/for Microsoft Azure (not kidding!)):

$ git log -p | head -n10
commit 67e935e630c29f7b2c16a99cb9f0ef87740e4de7
Merge: 61e2eb1 b7053ad
Author: Elana Hashman <ehashman@users.noreply.github.com>
Date:   Wed Apr 21 08:27:31 2021 +0100

    Merge pull request #2562 from rms-open-letter/mollydb-patch-2

It’s worth noting that most of the software (almost 60%) was coded using a Microsoft language (TypeScript), which is an attack on the original language:

TypeScript in hate letter

People keep asking for removals (this was 11 hours ago):

Removing names

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