WHY ARE WE SHY about treating everyone with a (not-really) Confederate flag automatically as a racist and traitor to the United States? Why are we not acknowledging that is the “heritage” they claim to be celebrating?
That small number can easily be overwhelmed, their regressive clamor stilled, if the rest of the FOSS community simply stands up to be counted. Stands up to say that yes, they do want innovation and quality code. Stands up to say that yes, they do just want to have great software — but what makes a software good is skill, and audacity, and the ability to consider the future clearly rather than through the foggy lenses of nostalgia and privilege.