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The Debian GNU/Linux project has voted to stay out of the controversy over Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman rejoining the board in March, by backing the option of not releasing a statement on the issue as an organisation.

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The Free Software Foundation has doubled down on its support for its founder, Richard Stallman, issuing a statement on Monday backing his reinstatement to the board.

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The outcome of a general resolution proposed by the Debian GNU/Linux project, to decide how to react to the return of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to the board, will be known on 17 April, with voting now underway.

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The management team of the Free Software Foundation has resigned, following the stepping down of executive director, John Sullivan, on 29 March.

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A group of supporters of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has hit back at those calling for his ouster from the FSF, by putting up their own open letter calling for him to stay on in his current position.

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If Richard Stallman placed the interests of free software foremost, and his own personal issues second, then he would step down from the board position that he assumed last week, during the annual LibrePlanet conference organised by the Free Software Foundation.

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A number of people associated with free and open source software have written an open letter calling for Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, to be removed from his position on the board, along with the entire FSF board.

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Well-known infosec practitioner Katie Moussouris, the chief executive and founder of Luta Security, has called on patrons of the Free Software Foundation to pull out after the organisation allowed its founder, Richard Stallman, to take up a position on the board again, more than two years after he quit over remarks about the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:51

Stallman quits FSF, MIT over comments on sexual assault

The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, has resigned both from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as president of the Free Software Foundation after his remarks about the late Jeffrey Epstein's victims evoked outrage.

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