On Tue, 2021-04-20 at 16:22 +0200, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
In various incarnations of the conspiracy “theory”, “Evil Corp” is
Microsoft, or Red Hat, or perhaps even IBM.
I agree that this could be made clearer without giving these
conspiracy tales more of a platform.
I am afraid I don't really understand how else to address conspiracy
theories than simply being clear on who and how specific people or
organizations provide support to the GNU Assembly.
So, what do you think of my rewording below? Doesn't this address the
question more directly?
> I think the question is something like:
> # Is the GNU Assembly an initiative of the FSF/SPI/SFC or a
> specific corporate interest?
> No, it’s not! The Assembly was founded by GNU maintainers and
> contributors and receive no support, financial or otherwise,
> from any
> organization at this time. We did talk to the FSF to get
> support, but
> they have ignored us for the last couple of years. At the moment
> initiative uses the resources of the individuals listed. We will
> publicly list anybody or any organization that provides us with
> resources to be completely transparent.
“We did talk to the FSF to get support” is a bit vague perhaps.
Did “we” (i.e. individuals speaking *explicitly* about this
collective that later became the GNU Assembly) ask the FSF for
financial support or hosting resources?
Yes we did ask at various times, see some references to (at least the
public events) in this blog post: