[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

GNU project _does_ discriminate contributors by classes (was: A GNU “soc

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: GNU project _does_ discriminate contributors by classes (was: A GNU “social contract”?)
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:43:05 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jean Louis <> wrote:
> GNU project does not discriminate by gender, or other classes, neither 
> verifies genders of contributors, or their classes, as everybody is welcome 
> to contribute

To the best of my knowledge, thatʼs completely untrue: major GNU subprojects do 
discriminate contributors by classes: if a contributor-to-be happens to be an 
employee, FSF does not trust his words about origin of his contribution, he has 
to bring a reference from his employer.

Speaking frankly, even if we put aside how time-consuming it may be, itʼs hard 
for me to imagine what can be more degrading and thus ‘alienating’ to someone, 
than a straightaway demand to prove that he is not a liar.

Thatʼs why I have mixed feeling about @ludo@gnu.orgʼs proposal to introduce 
“welcomes contributions from all and everyone” in GNU.  On the one hand, words 
sound extremely promising.  On the other hand, actions taken so far do not 
suggest that anyone is really going to put an end to discrimination here, 
@mark@klomp.orgʼs “next generation of GNU leaders” seems to be far more 
concerned with fighting jokes.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]