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Re: [Ghm-discuss] [gnu-prog-discuss] Planning the next GNU Hackers Meeti

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] [gnu-prog-discuss] Planning the next GNU Hackers Meeting
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:32:15 +0100
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Hi Paolo,

Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> skribis:

> 2) What?  The main topic would be the GNU Coding Standards and how we
> can improve them for the next generation of GNU maintainers.  I
> identified the following macro-areas.  I purposedly included in
> parentheses some sub-topics that were not touched on gnu-prog-discuss;
> either they have become common practice in GNOME, or they were covered
> in the past by the FSF or other associations.
> * C language and portability (C99, glib, gnulib, ...)
> * other programming languages (C++, Scheme, Python, Perl, Vala, ...)
> * interoperability (Guile, D-Bus, GObject introspection, ...)
> * security recommendations (networking and in general)
> * networking (frameworks, software as a service, data liberation, ...)
> * mobile applications

These are all very good points.  However, I think we also need a
higher-level discussion of what GNU’s mission statement is, and
whether/how it could evolve.


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