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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2020 13:42:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 03:49:20PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Mark Wielaard <> skribis:
> > Yes, I believe we are nitpicking at this point. And we do seem to
> > agree. But if we are nitpicking anyway, then I would keep it short and
> > to the point. Shorter is better:
> >
> >   The GNU Project adopts policies that encourage and enable developers
> >   to actively defend user freedom.  These policies include using
> >   /copyleft licenses/, designed to ensure that users’ freedoms cannot
> >   be stripped off, when appropriate.
> Sure, LGTM!

Thanks. Attached is an updated version and a diff with this change and
a few other small nitpicks mainly aimed at making the text more

- Put the introduction text in one paragraph.
- Add "all" users for which the Four Essential Freedoms should hold.
- Remove extra explanations from the Four Essential Freedoms.
  They are self-evident and make the text longer than necessary.
- Replace the paragraph we discussed above.
- Remove the precise policy how to ensure consistency.
  That can be put in an actualy policy document.
- Replace and reword 'has extended' to 'extends', which is shorter.



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