I Was Wrong

Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-07-25 | Last Updated: 2020-07-25

Yesterday I made a post about how I was switching away from St to Alacritty. I also took the opportunity to talk about the degrees of separation a work has from its creator such that (if the creator were to do something bad, would the work still be considered acceptable to enjoy or use?) because some allegations against the Suckless project made me reconsider using their software.

Before continuing, if you haven’t read the updates to yesterday’s post you should go do that now.

The insinuation that the Suckless folks were involved in neo-nazi behaviour was ultimately founded on very circumstantial evidence and I was wrong to jump to the conclusion that they were without trying harder to seek out responses from Suckless folk themselves. The discussion on the Fediverse alerted me to this, and I realized that the position I held was founded on weak ground and I was no longer even remotely confident that I was right.

So, even though I updated the previous post, I wanted to write this one in case anyone read the previous article without seeing the updates and redactions. I also think it’s important to publicly admit when one is wrong; it’s behaviour I like to see in others and I must practice what I preach, as it were.

This is my eightieth post for the #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at https://100daystooffload.com.