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commit 92b8c4a967b946c5c516041675f1d4c118ea12fe
parent f788c3e25700f459016d178cb66e014ea2517cdc
Author: Leah Rowe <info@minifree.org>
Date:   Sat,  8 Apr 2017 15:32:18 +0100

Rename blog/ to news/

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www/blog/index.md | 14--------------
www/blog/unity.md | 126-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
www/index.md | 4++--
www/index.sh | 8++++----
www/news-list.md | 7+++++++
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diff --git a/www/blog-list.md b/www/blog-list.md @@ -1,7 +0,0 @@ -% Blog - -Updates to libreboot, both technical and organisational, will be written about -here over time. - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - diff --git a/www/blog/index.md b/www/blog/index.md @@ -1,14 +0,0 @@ -% Blog - -Updates to libreboot, both technical and organisational, will be written about -here over time. - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - -[Open Letter to the Free Software Community](unity.html){.title} -[2 Apr 2017]{.date} - -To the free software community: - -Over the past six months, the Libreboot project has been in a state of discord... - diff --git a/www/blog/unity.md b/www/blog/unity.md @@ -1,126 +0,0 @@ -% Open Letter to the Free Software Community -% -% 2 Apr 2017 - -To the free software community: - -Over the past six months, the Libreboot project has been in a state of discord. -After an issue with a transgender employee at the FSF escalated, Libreboot -publicly left GNU with little consultation from the community. Relations with -so many people were strained. Friendships broken, lines of code never written: -the chaos needs to come to an end. - -A series of organisational issues with Libreboot enabled this fallout to occur. -We have since corrected them: - -Previously, the libreboot repository and the website could only be modified by -the project leader, Leah Rowe. This setup created a single point of failure, -with little leeway for dissenting contributors. Since then, I have joined the -project as the sysadmin. Along with another contributor, Sebastian "Swift Geek" -Grzywna, direct access to the code and servers is shared. Though the project -cannot yet be completely decentralised, this change is a win for transparency. - -Previously, most of libreboot.org, including public statements such as those -regarding GNU, were issued by Leah herself. The rest of the team and the -community were not consulted. As Damien Zammit, a former contributor noted, the -word "we" on old Libreboot notices meant "Leah". But alas, there is no room for -the "royal we" in democracy. - -Finally, on a personal note, Leah was at the time struggling with gender -dysphoria and substance abuse. Since then, she has been managing these issues. -She agrees that her behaviour was rash and is determined to find a unifying -solution. - -With all of this in mind, were the allegations against the Free Software -Foundation true? Perhaps. Perhaps not. At this point, it doesn't matter. -Indeed, it is unlikely that Libreboot will ever rejoin GNU, but feuding in an -already fragmented community helps nobody. The world of free software is -shrinking and under attack. Though the FSF may make mistakes from time to time, -so do we. We do not need another divide. - -Similarly, we would like to work closely with librecore, another project -working to deblob coreboot, whose team includes Damien Zammit. Once librecore -matures, libreboot plans to switch to librecore in lieu of our current -deblobbed fork. That is, there will be less duplication of effort; instead of -competing with librecore, libreboot will complement it. - -As a technical update, we are currently working on a Libreboot port to -the X220. Leah and Swift are investigating ways to disable the ME on -Sandybridge hardware, which potentially means more modern Intel hardware may be -supported. Additionally, Paul Kocialkowski has been working on supporting -several new Chromebooks with ARM chips; these ports will also be available in -an upcoming release. - -No more "royal we". No more notorious surprises. No more late night -"typofixes". - -Transparency and collaboration are the way forward. - -~Alyssa Rosenzweig - -### A message from Leah, to further complement Alyssa's submission: - -I acknowledge that what I did was wrong. Although I felt justified at the time, -I ended up hurting a lot of people, most of whom were uninvolved with any of -the relevant events. At the time of taking Libreboot out of GNU, I was going -through intense personal difficulty in my life, and I was highly unstable. -Presented with a similiar situation, I likely won't respond the way I did -before. I've changed a lot, and I promise this type of thing won't happen -again. - -What I'd like the most, is to simply focus on Libreboot as I've always done, -and to forget about what happened in the past and move on. - -I sincerely hope that the FSF, GNU project and others who I have hurt, can do -the same. My only goal at present is to continue improving Libreboot, and to do -everything in my power to make libre hardware a reality for everyone, as is the -goal of the Libreboot project. - -I will remain in my place as a developer in this project, but everything that I -do from now on will be the result of open collaboration with others in the -project. I very nearly single handedly destroyed this project, and caused a lot -of damage to the entire community, damage which I now wish to repair. I love -Libreboot, Free Software and the community, and my only wish is to see it -thrive. - -I wish well any and all outreach organisations that do work with the FSF; e.g. -Outreachy, who are working to do what they can to improve conditions for women, -LGBT people and other minorities in the sphere of computing and engineering -fields, related to Free Software. - -I hope that any damage I caused to the community is not permanent. - -I'm deeply sorry for the damage and upset that I caused. I will not repeat the -same mistakes twice. To a very specific person, who cannot be named in the -interest of their privacy, but for whom context will allow that person -to know this is for them: I'm especially sorry for the damage that I did to -you during those months, and I sincerely hope that you get what you are -currently seeking. I fully support you in your endeavour, and if I could help -you, I would. You still mean a great deal to me. - -I'm especially sorry to John Sullivan and Ruben Rodriguez of the FSF, both of -whom I publicly slandered on the Libreboot website. They did not deserve any of -that. I was being highly abusive towards you both. - -I would also like to express my sincerest apology to those GNU maintainers -whose emails I published on the Libreboot website, when all of that chaos was -underway. - -I'm sorry to all the other Libreboot maintainers at the time, some of whom felt -like they had no choice but to quit the project because of my actions. Doubly -so for Damien Zammit and Timothy Pearson, both of whom I let down in various -ways afterwards aswell. - -I would like to sincerely apologize to Timothy Pearson of Raptor Engineering -in particular, for the damage that I caused with Libreboot's exit from GNU, -while you were running your TALOS workstation campaign. Although I do not know -whether the campaign would have succeeded without all that chaos, my own -actions certainly did not help. - -Finally, I would like to once again apologize to the community as a whole, for -the damage that I caused. I hope that I can prove to you all that I do wish to -make amends for the damage, and to improve, and to re-build bridges with the -community, and to once again work with the community in bringing Libreboot and -Free Software forward, into the future. - -~Leah Rowe diff --git a/www/index.md b/www/index.md @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ mascot"){#logo}](faq.md#who-did-the-logo) [Download](download.md) -- [Install](docs/install/) -- [Documentation](docs/) -- -[Blog](blog/) -- +[News](news/) -- [Contact/IRC](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=libreboot) -- [Report bugs](https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/issues) -- [Send patch](git.md) @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ operating system. We are a member of the [Peers Community](https://peers.community/) project, an organisation that supports Free Software. -**[Libreboot no longer opposes FSF/GNU. Read our open letter to the community.](blog/unity.md)** +**[Libreboot no longer opposes FSF/GNU. Read our open letter to the community.](news/unity.md)** Why use libreboot? ------------------ diff --git a/www/index.sh b/www/index.sh @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ # along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. meta() { - URL=$(echo ${f%.md}.html | sed -e s-blog/--) + URL=$(echo ${f%.md}.html | sed -e s-news/--) echo "[$(sed -n 1p $f | sed -e s-^..--)]($URL){.title}" echo "[$(sed -n 3p $f | sed -e s-^..--)]{.date}" @@ -27,10 +27,10 @@ meta() { echo "" } -cat blog-list.md > blog/index.md +cat news-list.md > news/index.md -for f in $(ls -1 -t blog/*.md | sed -e s-.*index.md-- -e s-.*presentation.md--) +for f in $(ls -1 -t news/*.md | sed -e s-.*index.md-- -e s-.*presentation.md--) do touch -d "$(sed -n 3p $f | sed -e 's/^..//g')" $f - meta >> blog/index.md + meta >> news/index.md done diff --git a/www/news-list.md b/www/news-list.md @@ -0,0 +1,7 @@ +% News announcements from the Libreboot project + +Updates to libreboot, both technical and organisational, will be written about +here over time. + +------------------------------------------------------------------------------- + diff --git a/www/news/index.md b/www/news/index.md @@ -0,0 +1,14 @@ +% News announcements from the Libreboot project + +Updates to libreboot, both technical and organisational, will be written about +here over time. + +------------------------------------------------------------------------------- + +[Open Letter to the Free Software Community](unity.html){.title} +[2 Apr 2017]{.date} + +To the free software community: + +Over the past six months, the Libreboot project has been in a state of discord... + diff --git a/www/news/unity.md b/www/news/unity.md @@ -0,0 +1,126 @@ +% Open Letter to the Free Software Community +% +% 2 Apr 2017 + +To the free software community: + +Over the past six months, the Libreboot project has been in a state of discord. +After an issue with a transgender employee at the FSF escalated, Libreboot +publicly left GNU with little consultation from the community. Relations with +so many people were strained. Friendships broken, lines of code never written: +the chaos needs to come to an end. + +A series of organisational issues with Libreboot enabled this fallout to occur. +We have since corrected them: + +Previously, the libreboot repository and the website could only be modified by +the project leader, Leah Rowe. This setup created a single point of failure, +with little leeway for dissenting contributors. Since then, I have joined the +project as the sysadmin. Along with another contributor, Sebastian "Swift Geek" +Grzywna, direct access to the code and servers is shared. Though the project +cannot yet be completely decentralised, this change is a win for transparency. + +Previously, most of libreboot.org, including public statements such as those +regarding GNU, were issued by Leah herself. The rest of the team and the +community were not consulted. As Damien Zammit, a former contributor noted, the +word "we" on old Libreboot notices meant "Leah". But alas, there is no room for +the "royal we" in democracy. + +Finally, on a personal note, Leah was at the time struggling with gender +dysphoria and substance abuse. Since then, she has been managing these issues. +She agrees that her behaviour was rash and is determined to find a unifying +solution. + +With all of this in mind, were the allegations against the Free Software +Foundation true? Perhaps. Perhaps not. At this point, it doesn't matter. +Indeed, it is unlikely that Libreboot will ever rejoin GNU, but feuding in an +already fragmented community helps nobody. The world of free software is +shrinking and under attack. Though the FSF may make mistakes from time to time, +so do we. We do not need another divide. + +Similarly, we would like to work closely with librecore, another project +working to deblob coreboot, whose team includes Damien Zammit. Once librecore +matures, libreboot plans to switch to librecore in lieu of our current +deblobbed fork. That is, there will be less duplication of effort; instead of +competing with librecore, libreboot will complement it. + +As a technical update, we are currently working on a Libreboot port to +the X220. Leah and Swift are investigating ways to disable the ME on +Sandybridge hardware, which potentially means more modern Intel hardware may be +supported. Additionally, Paul Kocialkowski has been working on supporting +several new Chromebooks with ARM chips; these ports will also be available in +an upcoming release. + +No more "royal we". No more notorious surprises. No more late night +"typofixes". + +Transparency and collaboration are the way forward. + +~Alyssa Rosenzweig + +### A message from Leah, to further complement Alyssa's submission: + +I acknowledge that what I did was wrong. Although I felt justified at the time, +I ended up hurting a lot of people, most of whom were uninvolved with any of +the relevant events. At the time of taking Libreboot out of GNU, I was going +through intense personal difficulty in my life, and I was highly unstable. +Presented with a similiar situation, I likely won't respond the way I did +before. I've changed a lot, and I promise this type of thing won't happen +again. + +What I'd like the most, is to simply focus on Libreboot as I've always done, +and to forget about what happened in the past and move on. + +I sincerely hope that the FSF, GNU project and others who I have hurt, can do +the same. My only goal at present is to continue improving Libreboot, and to do +everything in my power to make libre hardware a reality for everyone, as is the +goal of the Libreboot project. + +I will remain in my place as a developer in this project, but everything that I +do from now on will be the result of open collaboration with others in the +project. I very nearly single handedly destroyed this project, and caused a lot +of damage to the entire community, damage which I now wish to repair. I love +Libreboot, Free Software and the community, and my only wish is to see it +thrive. + +I wish well any and all outreach organisations that do work with the FSF; e.g. +Outreachy, who are working to do what they can to improve conditions for women, +LGBT people and other minorities in the sphere of computing and engineering +fields, related to Free Software. + +I hope that any damage I caused to the community is not permanent. + +I'm deeply sorry for the damage and upset that I caused. I will not repeat the +same mistakes twice. To a very specific person, who cannot be named in the +interest of their privacy, but for whom context will allow that person +to know this is for them: I'm especially sorry for the damage that I did to +you during those months, and I sincerely hope that you get what you are +currently seeking. I fully support you in your endeavour, and if I could help +you, I would. You still mean a great deal to me. + +I'm especially sorry to John Sullivan and Ruben Rodriguez of the FSF, both of +whom I publicly slandered on the Libreboot website. They did not deserve any of +that. I was being highly abusive towards you both. + +I would also like to express my sincerest apology to those GNU maintainers +whose emails I published on the Libreboot website, when all of that chaos was +underway. + +I'm sorry to all the other Libreboot maintainers at the time, some of whom felt +like they had no choice but to quit the project because of my actions. Doubly +so for Damien Zammit and Timothy Pearson, both of whom I let down in various +ways afterwards aswell. + +I would like to sincerely apologize to Timothy Pearson of Raptor Engineering +in particular, for the damage that I caused with Libreboot's exit from GNU, +while you were running your TALOS workstation campaign. Although I do not know +whether the campaign would have succeeded without all that chaos, my own +actions certainly did not help. + +Finally, I would like to once again apologize to the community as a whole, for +the damage that I caused. I hope that I can prove to you all that I do wish to +make amends for the damage, and to improve, and to re-build bridges with the +community, and to once again work with the community in bringing Libreboot and +Free Software forward, into the future. + +~Leah Rowe