A post-script to this open letter:
The offensively harrassing, insulting, clueless, privileged, and generally massively FAIL-y behavior of Will Shetterly, documented by deepad here [updated link] and vom_marlowe here, and of Shetterly and Kathryn Cramer, documented by coffeeandink here?
So very much not helping.
I'm turning comments off because I don't have the time, energy, or patience to engage in discussion of this right now; but it was important to me to put my feelings about this on record. For more substantive discussion, see rydra_wong's linkspam roundups for March (2nd-4th to date, but pessimistically, I imagine there will be more because the FAIL, it just keeps coming).