[tor-relays] Tor project helping to attempt to cancel Richard Stallman

Cristiano Kubiaki Gomes cristianockg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 15:46:19 UTC 2021

Everything is political, the Freedom of speech is political. The Freedom of
speech doesn't give someone the right to harm someone.

RMS has his past and what he has done for the Open Source community will
always be remembered, but it does not mean that we should accept his bad

- Kubiaki

Em sex., 26 de mar. de 2021 às 15:33, Matthew Finkel <
matthew.finkel at gmail.com> escreveu:

> On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM William Kane <ttallink at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Also, more information would be nice - just some "Please shut down all
> > of your relays, because I / they have a problem with X" isn't very
> > descriptive.
> >
> > Just did some own research:
> >
> > "The group recently reappointed the controversial developer and
> > activist to its board; he had previously departed in the wake of
> > sexual-harassment allegations and comments he made about the Jeffrey
> > Epstein case that many found repellent."
> >
> > Ah, I see, feminists and leftists must be triggered right now, but how
> > does this relate to the Tor Project or Mozilla in anyway? Sure, it's
> > not the best PR for both but if he's a valuable (code) contributor I'd
> > let it slip - anyone remember the Freedom of speech principle?
> That's unfortunate because this attitude is counter to the Tor community
> we are
> building:
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/community/policies.git/tree/statement_of_values.txt
> """
> Community health is a shared responsibility. By making the community more
> inclusive and welcoming, we build a stronger and more resilient Tor.
> Perfection
> is not required; a commitment to continuous improvement and learning is.
> """
> We can't simply "turn the other cheek" because we must be better than
> that. We
> cannot let misconduct and offenses "slip" for the sake of (code)
> contribution. We
> do not live in a cypherpunk/meritocratic crypto-utopia of the 1990s.
> >
> > I thought this is why we were doing all this.
> There isn't one single reason why people contribute and volunteer
> within and around
> the Tor community. However, that may be your reason for volunteering
> your time and
> resources.
> >
> > My relay will still stay online for the time being, but I'd seriously
> > reconsider priorities here - surely, they shouldn't be political - who
> > cares what anyone thinks.
> I'm sorry, but Tor is actually a policy statement and its implementation:
> anonymity-by-default, privacy-by-design, censorship circumvention; Tor
> is not a neutral
> party in the debate on free access to cryptography.
> The Tor Project having (and voicing) an opinion on these topics, as
> well as other topics
> within the larger free software community, are not out of scope and,
> this should not be
> a surprise.
> I hope you continue running your relay and continue supporting the Tor
> network
> and its users. Your contribution makes the network stronger for everyone.
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