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Re: [OT] Re: configure script

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: configure script
Date: 13 Jun 2002 10:52:44 +0200
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address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> On 12 Jun 2002, David Kastrup wrote:
> > The people involved in the GNU project don't get a say about this.
> And your opinions--are they based on some poll of the GNU contributors 
> and maintainers?  Or are they just _your_ personal views?

My opinions are my own.  But I am not declaring myself a speaker for
the GNU project.  I suggested to Stallman that he might come up with
a definition about who could be considered part of the GNU project,
so that it would be possible to do such a poll and thus clear up the
authority with which and for whom he was speaking.

His answer was that nobody has a say in this rather than he as the
person that put up the GNU project, so such a poll would be pointless.

My views are my personal views and labelled as such.  When Stallman
talks about this issue, he always hinds behind "we".  Because "we"
put together the stuff (according to Stallman), "we" chose the name
GNU.  "We" in this case, Stallman clarified after questioning, means
the GNU project.  Which has as its sole speaker Richard Stallman who
must not consult with others (as the goals of the GNU project have
been fixed before their times) before talking in their behalf.

Stallman is, of course, entitled to his personal views, but I
would prefer if he labelled them as such.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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