I am sorry if you read this at “We Make Fedora” :(

Chances are you are reading this post on a blog aggregator (“planet”) named We Make Fedora (lack of link deliberate). We Make Fedora was apparently organised by Daniel Pocock. He copied all the blog sources from Planet Fedora, but mixed-in some shady, anonymous sources. This way, “conspiracy theory”-like nameless posts build on credibility of real Fedora developer's blogs.

I do not want neither my name nor mine posts to appear alongside such content. Examples of recent posts:

  • borderline slanderous posts about Chris Lamb, former Debian leadership (on allegely Fedora-related site!) personal matters

  • insinuations about trafficking of underage girls by open source communities, on one occasion implicating Justin W. Flory from Fedora

  • comparison between Adolf Hitler's activities (!!!) and German Free Software Foundation of Europe

  • equaling Google's Youth Hacking 4 Freedom with nazi Concentration Camps

Holocaust is a very painful memory for European society. It should never be forgotten, the memory should be treated with seriousness in places like Yad Vashem Institue. It should never be used in an anonymous slanderous content.

Again, I do not want my name used to legitimise above content. I've asked Daniel to remove my blog from his aggregator three times:

  • on Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:00:33 +0200, in a direct email

  • on Mon, 6 Sep 2021 09:17:35 +0200, in an email to Daniel and fedora-devel (apparently still in moderation queue)

  • on Mon, 6 Sep 2021 17:08:42 +0200, in a reply to Daniel

Despite above efforts, my posts still appear on We Make Fedora. I don't want to see my name on a site with such dubious content. I going to block access to my RSS/ATOM feeds for the aggregator. Unfortunately anyone can utilize public feeds to create any site he wants.


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