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Re: Git mirrors

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Git mirrors
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:42:49 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:01:44 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> Óscar was talking about both, and specifically asked why such a
> >> policy exists in the first place.
> >
> > No, Óscar was talking about the past.  There's nothing in the present
> > condition that can justify his views and gripes.
> Wrong. I started this after reading that providing a git mirror is not
> good for GNU.

No one said if was "not good".  Glenn said it "would not benefit" the
GNU project.  My translation is: "will not make the GNU project better
than it was before".

> > The policy was explained many times.  Richard just explained it again.
> Where? Is this what you are talking about? :

Yes, that's the latest installment.

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> >     I was restraining myself from making this question since long time ago:
> >     is GNU a competing project against other *Free* projects?
> >
> > Competition is common in the free software world.
> > When a GNU package competes with a non-GNU package,
> > but we should promote other GNU projects first.
> Even if I could parse that, it doesn't seem an explanation, but the
> statement of a policy.

Feel free to ask for details.  It's clear enough for me, but YMMV.

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