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Re: A GNU “social contract”?


From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:22:21 +0300
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 11:49:03PM +0300, Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
>> Andreas Enge <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > For instance, I would not find it acceptable that a GNU maintainer goes to 
>> > [a conference] to give a talk about their newest open source software on a 
>> > Macbook
>> 
>> Why not?  In any case, GNU Emacs maintainer John Wiegley <@address@hidden> 
>> did exactly that [0].
>>
>> [0] $ mpv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9yiJ7d5LeI
>
> I do not think so - the talk topic is about Nix, a GNU/Linux distribution.

Yes, and Haskell.  I missed your point, though.  Are they not open source?

> So if he used a Macbook (I cannot see this in the video)

So listen it.  (Itʼs not a bad talk, by the way. ;-)  He says it somewhere 
during the first minutes.

> it is most likely one of the older models that are famous for being 
> compatible with Libreboot.  Then of course it is not a machine with 
> proprietary software, but one with a GNU system - entirely "eat your own dog 
> food" style!

‘Libreboot’, lol!  Of course, it is not.  He is a macOS user.

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