Re: Mission Statement

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

    1. Please get yourself a mailer that doesn't mangle Máirín's name, there
    are plenty of "Free Software" ones

It sounds like you think you have seen some sort of problem.  I use
GNU Emacs for reading and sending mail.  Like any nontrivial program,
it has bugs.  Perhaps you have found one.

If you have come across a bug in some GNU program, the constructive
response is to report it so it can get fixed.  Please report bugs in
GNU Emacs to bug-gnu-emacs gnu org 

    2. If the extent of your involvement in the GNOME Foundation's life is
    going to be something that a bot can replace, can we please have the bot

I've been campaigning for computer users' freedom for 30 years.  The
GNU/Linux system comes out of that campaign.  GNOME in particular
does, too; it was started specifically to provide a free software way
to avoid running the then-proprietary Qt library.  People who hold
open source views would not have considered this necessary.

If someone can design a bot smart enough to find and express new
specific ethical points, such as highlighting the similarity in values
between the free software movement and OPW, I would be glad to let the
bot take over from me.  I have a lot of other work to do.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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