[arch-general] Arch should be apolitical

m. mirto at riseup.net
Tue Jun 2 08:26:51 UTC 2020

On Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:53:02 -0400
Olivier Langlois <olivier at olivierlanglois.net> wrote:

> Please keep ArchLinux apolitical.

Every technical decision is political. 

Infrastructures shape habits and lives of those who use them,
facilitate certain uses, render possible certain actions, while make
more difficult other ones. 
For instance if you center your efforts in GUI, you benefit some social
groups over other, the same if you propose only CLI, just as whether you
have installer or not. If you assume that people will have all round
fast bandwidth to use your soft - is politics, if you assume they have
smartphones - this is politics too, if you assume they have two hands,
they can see... All of that is politics.

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