Libreboot Leaves The GNU, The Free Software Foundation Denounced

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 15 September 2016 at 09:56 PM EDT. 181 Comments
It was only in May that Libreboot became an official GNU project but now this free software Coreboot downstream has parted ways.

Leah Rowe announced this evening that she's taking the Libreboot project away from being under the GNU umbrella. In rather harsh terms Leah wrote, "I'm declaring here and now to the whole world that Libreboot is no longer part of the GNU project. I do not believe that the FSF or the GNU project deserve to exist."

Leah Rowe wrote that Libreboot leaving the GNU project is allegedly over the Free Software Foundation firing an employee for being trans-gendered.

The Libreboot founder went on to write, "Libreboot is not part of GNU or FSF anymore. I hereby denounce both GNU and FSF. Long live the LGBT community, and long live the free software movement. Meanwhile, FSF and GNU can both go fuck themselves."

The message can be read here.

Update [17 September]: Additional statements from both sides.
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