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Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization

From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:55:31 -0400
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On 10/22/19 10:37 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Yeah, I'm not interested in anything that reduces RMS's influence and
>> control of GNU at this point.  I think he has been abused and I just
>> don't carer anymore.  If you don't like how he does things, I would
>> suggest you find other organizations or project to work on.
> I appreciate your perspective where a single leader handles the entire
> project. Do you have an opinion on how a project continues beyond the
> original leader? Does someone new have to be nominated?

Appointment has always worked.  It is a volunteer organization, so your
choices are usually thin.  If a project is of interest, them RMS can
appoint someone, as he does now.  And when he wants to step down he can
appoint someone to take over his roles, although I doubt you will ever
find someone who is willing to do as much as RMS or could keep the
project on course.  It is a benevoltent dictatorship, not the French

So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002 - Leadership Development in Free Software

Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013

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