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Gunnar Wolf & Debian Modern Slavery punishments

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Apr 23, 2024

Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock.

Here are some more private emails I received that show the culture of punishing people.

Punishment is a key element of a modern slavery regime.

By way of background, I resigned from mentoring at a time when I lost two family members. I noticed when people started punishing Dr Norbert Preining and I stood up to defend him. The gangmasters became hysterical when I challenged their authority and then they started spreading rumors about me as well.

Gunnar is writing about "sentences", as in putting people in prison. Sentence, in this context, is synonymous with punishment. Punishment is synonymous with modern slavery.

Subject: Re: Censorship in Debian
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:10:07 -0600
From: Gunnar Wolf <>
To: Daniel Pocock <>

Hello Daniel,
I won't get into the details of your mail - Just answering in general.
My recommendation is... Given half of your "sentence" has already passed, and the difficulty *any* such kind of process would mean, I suggest you just wait for the extra needed time and ask for the ban to be lifted.
I do hope you reflect on your communication patterns. The mails you sent to d-project did _nothing good_ to heal your image in Debian. Much to the contrary.
I don't know if your case was Chris' personal issue or if it exhibited a larger issue; after all the energy that was wasted in d-private in the last few weeks, I really don't want to go back into that.

In a professional environment, if you want to influence people, you either pay them or you exhibit very good leadership skills yourself. In modern slavery, if you want to influence people, you use punishments, prisons and sentences.

Gunnar is a professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Two weeks later at FOSDEM 2019, Molly de Blanc showed the infamous slide with a cat behind bars. The picture implies some force is used to impose upon developers against our will. What she has illustrated here is a concentration camp. If she displayed this slide in Germany she could be prosecuted for glorifying the holocaust.

Molly de Blanc, cat behind bars

The same woman went to FrOSCon in Germany and displayed a slide showing three users pushing a developer. Yet this has actually happened. This was the infamous sexist/racist attack on Ted (Jonathan) Walther and his Mexican dinner date at DebConf6 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.

Here is the infamous pushing video from FrOSCon:

Molly de Blanc: Well we can use our collective power to push others

Here is another email I received. It appears to be a troll using a Protonmail account. I thought of Axel Beckert at ETH Zurich going to the police on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks and asking them to hurt volunteers.

Subject:        Art
Date:   Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:52:22 +0000
From:   Cade Foster <>
To: <>

Sent with Proton Mail <> secure email.

Axel Beckert, ETH Zurich, Gunnar Wolf, UNAM, Debian, Community team

Why are people sending me messages like this? They have been incited to behave this way. The real crime is the crime of incitement.

Jonathan Carter has used his position as Debian Project Leader to send more emails inciting the mob to harass my family and I.

These people don't pay us anything for our work. If we don't obey them, they rush to punishments and public humiliation. It is modern slavery. Is it any surprise that there is a Debian suicide cluster?

Please see my chronological history of how the Debian harassment and abuse culture evolved.

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