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After shutting off the angry notifications for a bit and having a private think, I retract my criticism of Tusky. So, some clarifications:

1. Obviously, I am against nazis. Fuck's sake, people can have complex opinions without being nazis

2. If Tusky had put an anti-nazi clause into their license, their software would be nonfree. Putting anti-nazi features into free software does not, however, make the software nonfree. Despite being usable by nazis I think free software is a good thing and nonfree software is a bad thing.

3. I would not have personally added such a change to my software, because I think it's immature and doesn't really solve the problem of nazis. In fact, it may exacerbate it. I maintain that there are much better ways to address these issues.

4. Anyway, Tusky is fine. It's dumb but it's fine.

@sir
For the love of....

There are apparently more Nazis on the Fediverse than Hitler had under his command.

@sir yeah I had a look at the backstory to Gab and it looks pretty serious so maybe it's kind of justified, just a little over the top. I'd much prefer a warning I can click through. Transparency is my jam, censorship not so much.

@sir I’m glad you thought about it and changed your mind. I may still disagree, but thank you for covering it thoughtfully and rationally :)

@sir
I'm somewhat surprised how few people responded in a way that demonstrated an understanding of your argument.

This is a good clarification. I don't think I would totally retract that the gab-blocking in Tusky makes the software less free, though I suppose it may be too picky to say that it is not free software at all. I'm on the fence.

Anyway, considering how many replies you get, I highly doubt you care to keep the argument going.

Thanks, @sir for reflecting on these points this way.

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