@handle @kavbojka I understand the concerns very well about this topic, and similar concerns were raised about #Copyleftconf but anyone who attended that saw how there was no pulling punches. Since these orgs need money to operate, maybe we should focus on how to keep influence out? Do you think think that we could do that and still take their money? As Bradley Kuhn put it, "Accepting donations is not an endorsement"
@kavbojka @handle If we make the bar so high that we will only accept those who don't accept anything from those we don't like, no matter what the outcome, we're severely limiting our options for getting the word out.
Is this concerning? Heck yes. But given the EFF's social capital, I'd like to see what happens rather than abandon them. We can always re-evaluate later, but it's hard to walk back a hard-line.
In general I agree on this strong stance taken, and your arguments to EFF are well-made, but - as I also PM'ed earlier - I'm afraid this radical approach creates a chasm between people still in the dark or grey, and those who've come fully to the light.
For any person there is a gradual path to awareness that comes step by step, not by taking a big leap in one go.
It may work, but you may be much harder to find (unless you keep bashing on T
@kavbojka it's not an endorsement, it's taking the money where it is to be able to continue the fight. You don't like it? Fine, neither do I, and probably neither does the EFF. But complaining on social media contributes nothing to the cause. You want to help solve this problem? Scratch your own itch: raise the "clean" money so they don't have to depend on "dubious" one. @emacsen @handle
emacsen.net is one server in the network