A large percentage of FOSS community members including myself have (via personal blogs, social networks, the FSF channels in Freenode, the #RMS support letter, etc.) defended Richard Stallman, the right to free speech, and objective truth in the face of gratuitous ad hominem attacks.
Today, RMS has put out a public statement on the issue:
@oedmarap The good thing about this is that we know who is who. I know who are the enemies of free/libre movement pretending to be the good ones.
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