First off, I want to make it clear: I want no discussion about any given political opinion other than the singular one being brought up here. Using examples of other stuff as comparisons should be fine, but only as such. Any discussions relating to other matters, including personal attacks and veering off topic, will immediately be marked appropriately and otherwise given no response so as to not have this thread get out of control.
Now, the topic here is FOSS software’s existence as a political stance. Taking a sound, ethical stance against closed-source software and in favor of open-source is by its very nature political. So my question is this: Why try to absolve one’s self of taking a political stance when they actively and openly support the political stance of FOSS software?
Full disclosure: Yes, this is in response to the lack of clarity on my antifeature request being closed, but this is a specific aspect that has broader implications, so there’s no need to reference it specifically.
Edit: I should add that I’d love to have the moderators chime in on this too, since their opinions matter, as well. Like it or not, we all have a bias, so being transparent about it is key to fostering trust in a community. Ultimately, this isn’t just about my antifeature, after all. This affects moderation as a whole. I understand that y’all are currently working on refining your enforcement measures, so if you prefer to work on that and ignore this, that’s fine, as it’ll probably answer many questions, including this one, better than you could here anyway. But I figure I’d work on getting a community opinion in the meantime.