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: 3023 signers from 1413 individual commit authors Team Support: 6677 signers from 5310 individual commit authors
Git shortlog (Top 10):
rms_cancel.git (Last update: 2021-04-27 23:35:27 (UTC)) 1230 Neil McGovern 251 Joan Touzet 97 Elana Hashman 73 Molly de Blanc 36 Shauna 19 Juke 18 Stefano Zacchiroli 17 Alexey Mirages 16 Devin Halladay 14 Nader Jafari rms_support.git (Last update: 2021-05-11 08:01:18 (UTC)) 1785 shenlebantongying 1583 nukeop 1554 Ivanq 987 Victor 844 Job Bautista 123 nekonee 79 Victor Gridnevsky 41 Patrick Spek 25 Borys Kabakov 17 KIM Taeyeob
(last updated 2021-05-11 08:05:15 (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. 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 is all 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:
18.04.2021 Debian General Resolution
The Debian General Resolution (GR) vote of the developers has concluded to not issue a public statement at all, see https://www.debian.org/vote/2021/vote_002#outcome for the results.
It is better to keep quiet and seem ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt.
See Quote Investigator for the many people that rephrased these words over the centuries. They still need to be recalled more often as too many people in the FLOSS community have forgotten about that wisdom...