One general wish -- which I agreed with -- from Debian was to better share information about people... Matthias Kirschner, FSFE President

The Fellowship became independent from FSFE in 2018. Our last elected representative helped us fork the mailing list so you can choose to continue in the Fellowship list or use the FSFE's new Supporter list or both. Under the GDPR, FSFE can't force Fellows to join the Supporter program without consent.

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Taliban, the Free and Open Source Software Community Team of Afghanistan

One of the ironies of the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan is that they are willing to forgive and assimilate soldiers who fought against them but they want to torture and kill those who criticized them. In other words, the Taliban are much like the Community Team in a free software organization. We've seen Debian, Fedora, Mozilla and FSFE all enacting retribution against volunteers who ask basic questions about their finances and quest for Outreachy girlfriends. There is nothing funny abo...

100 years of Hitler & psychological experiments on volunteers

On 29 July 1921, Adolf Hitler became F├╝hrer of the Nazi Party. He didn't like the title President. To mark this unpleasant anniversary, we will focus on psychological torture. Hitler's death camps had established orchestras of Jews. They were ordered to play upbeat music as their family members marched past them into the gas chambers. Those who play brass and wind instruments, trumpets and flutes, were inhaling air tainted with the burnt flesh of their family members but they were not al...

Matthias Kirschner & FSFE People Trafficking, coercion of volunteers

Bounties have recently been offered for evidence of defamation and other malicious actions from the management of free software communities. This incredible picture comes from Albania. Matthias Kirschner, FSFE President took controversial paternity leave in March and April 2018 while volunteers were doing most of the work without pay. These are facts. Upon his return, he immediately left his wife Kristina to change the nappies and went back out to another OSCAL conference in Tirana, Alban...

Google, IBM and Microsoft shared psychotic episode with bipolar Molly de Blanc

We don't like a lot of the things Molly de Blanc says and does but we believe it is important to give credit where it is due. It is either very courageous or stupid for her to publicly disclose that she suffers from bipolar. Out of respect for all those who suffer from mental illness, we will assume it is courage and thank her for sharing her experience. You can see her statement in this video from FrOSCon 2019, we extract the key part below: de Blanc's statement is an amazing revel...