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He / Him / His
Senior Program Manager, Fedora & CentOS Stream
Red Hat is listed on the top donors page of the FSFE
When I look at various documents published by FSFE, including minutes of
their annual meeting from 2019, I feel they actively violate the Fedora
Code of Conduct
One volunteer breaking the Code of Conduct could be a mistake or
somebody having a bad day. A group of people getting together and
voting to deliberately violate the Code of Conduct is far more hideous.
If individual Fedora volunteers want to participate in outside groups
that is their choice but for Fedora's parent company, Red Hat, to
actively donate to a group that violates the Code of Conduct is a clear
leadership failing. How can anybody expect individual volunteers to
demonstrate excellence when the leaders of organizations can use their
positions for harassment against community representatives past and present?
It is worth reading things like the FSFE minutes alongside documents
such as der Unterwensch (the Sub-Human), produced in Berlin in 1942
to see that this idea of demoting and shaming an individual volunteer or
minority is not only a Code of Conduct violation, it is the road to evil.
I feel that cutting financial support to groups like this is far more
important than the proposed communications policy and would appreciate
Fedora Council's feedback on this.