What he meant is "politics" in traditional sense. People in suits that we pay taxes to deciding how we should live, that stuff. And with that, I absolutely agree. Open-source projects *should* be apolitical in that sense. Code is code, it doesn't care about borders or human rights or other political matters. In particular, writing "I stand with Ukraine" all over your readme won't help anyone achieve anything because this war isn't fought on the internet. No ordinary person has any semblance of real agency here unless they want to seriously risk their lives. I like to call this "homeopathic activism" because it has about as much effect in practice.