So, 2021 isn't bad enough yet, but don't despair, people are working to fix that:
Welcome to the Stallman wars
Current stats are:
Team Cancel: 3027 signers from 1413 individual commit authors Team Support: 6307 signers from 5056 individual commit authors
Git shortlog (Top 10):
rms_cancel.git (Last update: 2021-04-13 03:58:18 (UTC)) 1228 Neil McGovern 251 Joan Touzet 91 Elana Hashman 72 Molly de Blanc 36 Shauna 19 Juke 18 Stefano Zacchiroli 17 Alexey Mirages 16 Devin Halladay 14 Nader Jafari rms_support.git (Last update: 2021-04-13 13:43:51 (UTC)) 1682 shenlebantongying 1568 nukeop 1554 Ivanq 839 Victor 771 Job Bautista 123 nekonee 61 Victor Gridnevsky 41 Patrick Spek 25 Borys Kabakov 17 KIM Taeyeob
(last updated 2021-04-13 13:45:32 (UTC))
Signers are counted from their "Signed / Individuals" sections. Commits are counted with
git shortlog -s.
Team Cancel also has organizational signatures with Mozilla, Suse and X.Org being among the notable signatories. Debian is in the process of running a GR to join (or not join) that list. The 16 original signers of the Cancel petition are added in their count. Neil McGovern, Juke and shenlebantongying need
.mailmap support as they have committed with different names.
- An introductory Ars Technica article in case you wonder what this all is about.
- Debian vote mailing-list: March 2021, April 2021
- NYT Magazine on the history of cancel culture
- Ed Santos' commentary and analysis
12.04.2021 statements from the accused: