A lot of people no longer remember this, but there were attempts to oust Richard Stallman almost exactly 10 years ago (mind date of article). Similar people were behind it. Similar distortions of what he said. Then too gender politics played a role. We wrote plenty of articles about it (maybe a dozen at the time).
This time, in 2019, Stallman stepped down (after 33 years in this position).
“As my experience shows,” he wrote 5 days ago in his site, “sometimes a troll storm does not depend on publicity from the victim.”