« From my position of privilege, I find it intellectually stimulating to reason dispassionately about the suffering of others »

~~ every fossbro ever, when confronted to a social justice issue

@mathieu computer enthusiasts were selected by the industry for low emotional intelligence (mostly to kick out women from the field); unsurprisingly, the FOSS world then started self-selecting the worst excesses of the industry, in a show of performative toxic masculinity. In short: you want a ton of Linus and Stallman clones? Because this is how you get lots of Linus and Stallman clones

@ebassi @mathieu Do I want a ton of extremely talented coders that are passionate about freedom in the FOSS world? Yes, more than anything else.

@nerthos and that's exactly why we need to stop excluding a big chunk of the population, to grow the pool of talented and passionate hackers. 😉

@ebassi

@mathieu @ebassi FOSS doesn't exclude anyone, you rarely even need to use your real name or say anything about yourself, you can just contribute to most projects under an alias, leaving out everything about you as a person, and be judged solely on the quality of your code.
@mathieu Thanks, I work hard to mantain it.

Now if you want to have a serious discussion about it, I'm all ears. If you think any of what I said is not true, please tell me where it's wrong.
@mathieu Take this as an opportunity: I don't know your gender, race, weight, anything. I don't know your nationality or affiliations. You're completely free of all that, anything you post will be judged entirely on how solid it is as an argument, nothing else will play a part in it.
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