Matthias Kirschner, FSFE and Fraud in free software

Leena Simon listen at
Fri May 24 08:31:19 UTC 2019

Can somebody please do something about this guy harrassing me/us with mails containing stupid ad homindem arguments and (frankly) conspiracy theorys?

I filtered all FSFE-Lists in seperate folders. Why is this guy still making it to my inbox? It is really annoying.

Greetings, Leena

Am 24. Mai 2019 10:13:57 MESZ schrieb Daniel Pocock <daniel at>:
>Hi all,
>Matthias Kirschner sent an email recently using the word Fraud.
>If any of you downloaded the mailing list data that FSFE made
>what you have done is much like browsing a list of your friend's
>on social media.  Millions of people do that every day.
>Europe's stringent new privacy regulation, the GDPR, is for
> FSFE e.V. is regulated under GDPR.  You and I, as volunteers, are
>private individuals and we are not subject to that regulation.
>We can talk to each other.
>In a free country, citizens communicating with each other are not
>committing any crime.
>Please don't be afraid of Kirschner when he behaves like a toddler,
>stamping his foot and throwing tantrums.
>In Nazi Germany and the GDR, fear reigned and people were discouraged
>from talking to each other.  Kirschner's email is a blatant attempt to
>maintain a similar culture of fear.
>Kirschner appointed his staff and friends to be the only official
>members of FSFE e.V. so he never has to face a real vote.  Is a leader
>who is appointing his employees to vote for him a real leader, or
>a coward?
>In the middle ages, feudal lords, like Kirschner, didn't put themself
>for election either.  They wanted to be president for life, like the
>despotic dictators of impoverished countries.  Every now and then, the
>feudal lord would burn a witch or lock somebody in the stocks to keep
>the community afraid.  Can you see echoes of this in the way Kirschner
>has treated a volunteer, your fellowship representative, for talking
>about censorship?
>Kirschner has spent more than a year spreading defamation behind my
>back.  That is how he sought to undermine your decision to vote for me.
>Now we have seen it in his public email.  Some people asked me why I
>kept this going: I didn't, I resigned in September 2018.  Kirschner has
>kept it going in numerous ways.
>For many years, the FSFE web site invited you to Join.  But you were
>never recorded as members.  You never received invitations to the
>meeting.  Was the "Join" button a Fraud organized by Kirschner?
>FSFE told you that you could vote for a representative.  The President,
>Matthias Kirschner, insisted on exercising control over communications
>from the representative to the community, even secretly applying a
>communications policy[1] to the representative.  Is that real
>representation?  Or was that potentially an example of Kirschner's FSFE
>making a Fraud?
>FSFE e.V. has been registered as a charitable organization for tax
>purposes.  However, FSFE's focus has changed dramatically from pursuing
>what is best for society to getting what is best for the corporate
>donors like Google.  It is perfectly OK for businesses to set up lobby
>groups: but it isn't OK for them to masquerade as charities and profit
>from taxpayers and the work of unpaid volunteers.   Herr Kirschner,
>could the charitable registration be a Fraud?
>Kirschner claims that FSFE is transparent and makes reference to
>Transparency International.  Yet the published[2] accounts are the most
>opaque set of accounts I've ever seen.  Even Swiss banks reveal more.
>Could the Transparency claim be a Fraud?
>Matthias Kirschner wrote a long email last week making many references
>to legal counsel and law enforcement.  There has been no communication
>whatsoever from both legal counsel and law enforcement.  Not one
>lawyer's letter, not one inquiry from police.  No SWAT teams and no
>Panzer tanks crawling up the street.
>Authorized downloads of the mailing list are simply not a crime.
>Kirschner's email looks like the behaviour of somebody who is not a
>police officer putting on a police uniform and pretending to be a
>policeman.  Matthias Kirschner, is your email itself the biggest Fraud?
>Former FSFE Fellowship Representative
>Debian Developer
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