[arch-general] Arch should be apolitical

Kevin Dodd jesin00 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 00:57:38 UTC 2020

The FOSS movement was called a "movement" for a reason. It was always 
about giving power to the people who would otherwise have none, and 
getting the boots of the powerful off of their backs. Pride month fits 
that ethos perfectly.

If you don't want to see the logo, you can either use custom CSS or 
simply ignore it. This is such a non-problem.

On 6/1/20 8:30 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> On 06/01/2020 06:18 PM, Amir Fletcher via arch-general wrote:
>> Arch Linux is a fantastic distribution. It should remain exactly that: a
>> computer operating system for technical users. Politics should not be part
>> of the project.
>> Recently, the Arch reddit logo was changed to a rainbow. This is for "pride
>> month". It is forcing a political view on all of the users who did not ask
>> for this. Many of us don't care about the views of the developers or
>> moderators as long as we continue to enjoy Arch.
>> When this was brought up, the moderator silenced the criticism and deleted
>> the thread.
>> https://old.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/gutcxb/is_arch_gay/
>> https://archive.is/Y9Ni1
> Just ignore it.
>    If it makes some feel better, so be it. It isn't hurting me at all... and
> whatever the intent, it doesn't have a deleterious effect on Arch. Rainbows,
> ponies, penguins, geckos, hats, all just nice decorations.

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