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commit f70ad547ba67a17864a2433592a096497ed709f1
parent 05977cbacf04f2e5aec8278d3e5c7fa8e8d1659f
Author: Alyssa Rosenzweig <alyssa@rosenzweig.io>
Date:   Sun,  2 Apr 2017 10:33:51 -0700

fix seo

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www/publish.sh | 3---
www/unity.md | 58----------------------------------------------------------
3 files changed, 58 insertions(+), 62 deletions(-)

diff --git a/www/index.md b/www/index.md @@ -23,7 +23,64 @@ Source BIOS or UEFI replacement, initialising the hardware and booting your operating system. We are a member of the [Peers Community](https://peers.community/) project, an organisation that supports Free Software. -%%UNITYLETTER%% +Open Letter to the Free Software Community +--------------------------------------------- + +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 Why use libreboot? ------------------ diff --git a/www/publish.sh b/www/publish.sh @@ -20,9 +20,6 @@ tail -n +5 $FILE.md >> temp.md # cat license.md >> temp.md #fi -# add unity text in -sed temp.md -i -e "/%%UNITYLETTER%%/r unity.md" -e "s/%%UNITYLETTER%%//" - # change out .md -> .html sed temp.md -i -e 's/\.md\(#[a-z\-]*\)*)/.html\1)/g' diff --git a/www/unity.md b/www/unity.md @@ -1,58 +0,0 @@ -Open Letter to the Free Software Community ---------------------------------------------- - -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