[libre-riscv-dev] Hi, I am new and like to work, contribute to this project

Cole Poirier colepoirier at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 00:19:16 GMT 2020

I concur. The right thing isn’t the easy or the pleasurable thing in the vast majority of circumstances. Good is hard and takes effort, bad is easy. Principled people are rare, but it is only through the consistent application of principles such as those laid out in the charter that “good” can be done. (Sidenote: I think this is because the charter creates an epistemological framework through which a reasonable approximation of “Truth” can be determined/developed/formed.) It is much easier to attack a principled and ethical individual than it is to be a principled and ethical individual. It is heart-wrenching to see the things being done to such principled people as Dr Stallman and others.


> On Feb 15, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 12:02 AM Cole Poirier <colepoirier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That’s very interesting. I wonder if this is because they are using a coporate/HR approach to “happiness" as opposed to the more pluralistic “good” and “bad” definitions in the Libre charter i.e. “'Good' is further defined to mean 'increasing Truth, Awareness, Love or Creativity for one or more people including yourself' and ‘Harm' is defined as reducing any of those same four qualities for anyone.”
>> I erroneously referred to what I was speaking about as “happiness", I was in fact thinking about this definition of ethics, the good, and the bad.
> yeah - it turns out that what's "good" doesn't necessarily make people
> "happy".   you know what i mean.  people who go BALLISTIC if you tell
> them the truth, or make them aware of something that undermines their
> point of view, or their "philosophy", or their "religion".
> look at the way that people react to Dr Stallman.  they HATE being
> told that "Open Source" causes damage, and do absolutely anything to
> undermine him: accuse him of being a religious zealot, and much more.
> so... yeah.  "happiness" != "good"...
> l.
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