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Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization

From: DJ Delorie
Subject: Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:16:22 -0400

Ruben Safir <> writes:
>> So the question becomes... what happens if, $diety forbid, RMS gets hit
>> by a bus?  Who does the "appointing" then?  
> weel it certainly can't be anyone who makes a public petition to remove
> RMS.  Those people are autmoatically not viable canidates.

There is nothing "automatic" about it.  RMS can appoint whomever he
wants, for whatever reasons, despite your objections, if he feels that's
the best person for the position.  He has shown a remarkable ability to
think rationally and not let emotions get the better of him, unlike most
of the rest of us, and the fact that someone has expressed a contrary
opinion might not be a deciding factor.

But that doesn't answer the question.

> Richard can apoint someone.  When he gets hit by a bus, then worry
> about what to do next.

I, personally, would rather know that there's a plan for "what to do
next" other than "ignore it and let someone else worry about it."

And if you're the one ignoring it, it's likely someone else will make
plans without your input.

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