GNU FSF: Richard Stallman Returns

David Barrett dbarrett at
Fri Apr 2 16:37:55 PDT 2021

On Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 4:04 PM lolwut <lolwut9001 at> wrote:

> that it, in effect, makes illegal

I'm a bit confused by the whole concept of "cancel culture".  You describe
it as free speech being made "in effect illegal" by people expressing their
concerns (eg, in this case calling for RMS to be removed from the board).
But aren't they just as free to speak their concerns, as the speech that
created the concerns?  And isn't the board fully within their rights to
listen to the those concerns and weigh them in their decisions?

Basically, is this actually a few speech issue, or do you just disagree
with the perfectly legal decisions of the board, who are listening to the
perfectly free feedback and concerns of the public?

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