'Last week, Richard M. Stallman—father of the GNU Public License that
underpins Linux and a significant part of the user-facing software
that initially accompanied the Linux kernel—returned to the board of
the Free Software Foundation after a two-year hiatus due to his own
highly controversial remarks about his perception of Jeffrey Epstein's
victims as "entirely willing."
As a result of RMS' reinstatement, Red Hat—the Raleigh, North
Carolina-based open source software giant that produces Red Hat
Enterprise Linux—has publicly withdrawn funding and support from the
Free Software Foundation:
Red Hat was appalled to learn that [Stallman] had rejoined the FSF
board of directors. As a result, we are immediately suspending all Red
Hat funding of the FSF and any FSF-hosted events.'
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 577-5304