For anyone who doesn't understand why the Tusky change is wrong:
It may not be against the letter of free/open source software*, but it is certainly in the spirit. FOSS does not discriminate against its users and remain FOSS, including the users you don't like. The freedom to use the software as you wish is unalienable, including for gab users.
* both definitions
That, and don't add rickrolls to your project for any reason.
if free software is supportive of nazis then I don't want free software
@ben then you don't want free software.
@sir is free software defined as software that the creator has no control over what code they compile and publish because nazis want to control it instead?
@ben yes. The first freedom is the freedom to run the software as you choose. If you do not have this freedom, you do not have free software. If you add to your license "and you can't use this if you're a nazi", then the software is not free software. The Tusky change isn't that but it's certainly in the spirit of it
@sir are you saying that people who support genocide are unable to stop supporting genocide and we need to cater to them?
@ben you needn't *cater* to them but you cannot explicitly reject them
@sir you are getting very strangely angry at someone who said "I don't support people who like genocide", as if supporting genocide is something someone can never stop doing
@ben if you say "I don't support people who like genocide" and kick me in the knee, I can be angry at you. I'm not angry at you because you don't support genocide. In fact, I'm not angry at you at all.
@sir why are you angry at people who say "I don't support people who like genocide" and then kick people who like genocide in the knee?
@ben it was an analogy and you're taking it literally to avoid discussing the actual matter at hand. If you're just trying to waste my time because you think my opinions render my time less valuable or even worth wasting, then I don't appreciate it
@sir the actual matter at hand is literally that someone said they don't like people who support genocide and you said that they're not allowed to say that because of freedom
@maloki @ben @sir @Tusky That's not why I came to Mastodon. Mastodon is a politically neutral concept, which has been vastly adopted by leftists. I don't have a problem with that. But see this from my point of view: fascists call me leftist and communist, and leftists call me fascist and a Nazi, so I feel just as much threat from either. Therefore, I want the technology to be politically neutral, so I am safe.
But like what are you even basing that Mastodon was politically neutral on? Is this just your wishful thinking?
You do realize that leftists aren't looking to kill people who don't think like them, while far-right tend to want the rest of us dead, right?
If you feel that it's threatening that people call you a nazi, maybe you don't know what a real threat is?
@maloki @ZacharyHerold @ben @sir @Tusky Far left exists as much as far right. If you are going to go to as far as nazis killing ppl, then you will encounter leftists killing ppl. The fact that one side was more prominently in control in one time doesn't change the fact that far-left can kill as much as far-right.
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