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Re: A GNU “social contract”?


From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:07:44 +0300
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"Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)" <address@hidden> wrote:
> By the way, "contract" seems like a misnomer
> A statement of promises to behave in some ways toward some group (such as a 
> "community"), who makes no reciprocal promises and isn't a party to the 
> document is rather a "pledge", or "solemn promise" or such

Given that current proposals are actually not statements of promises, but 
statements of _facts_: “GNU is a consistent operating system”, “GNU 
collaborates with the broader free software community”, “GNU welcomes 
contributions from all and everyone”, et cetera; words _“confession of faith”_ 
suit even better.

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