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Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship


From: Siddhesh Poyarekar
Subject: Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 21:12:19 +0530
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On 27/12/19 10:30 pm, Jean Louis wrote:
> * Mark Wielaard <address@hidden> [2019-12-27 10:40]:
>> As volunteers for the GNU Project we are happy that the FSF provides GNU
>> with services like fiscal sponsorship, technical infrastructure,
>> promotion, copyright assignment, and volunteer management.  And we note
>> that the FSF is looking for feedback on this relationship going
>> forward:
> 
> Alfred said that you are falsely representing yourself as being
> authorized to speak on behalf of GNU project. That is exactly how I
> feel it.
> 
> Then you are constantly using generalizations.
> 
> So when you say "as volunteers we are happy" -- which volunteers did
> you ask to represent their views here? Did they give you consent for
> such? What are their names exactly? Is that anywhere recorded? 
> 
>> To that end we have held discussions with other GNU maintainers,
> 
> Who is "we" in particular? Are you generalizing or speaking of
> specific person? If you are generalizing, those statements are nothing
> but empty propaganda in a constant attempt to divert public from true
> understanding what is GNU and take over the GNU project, and that way
> of how you are trying to do it was never spirit of the GNU project.
> 
> Who are "GNU maintainers" in particular? Your generalization gives
> appearance that you talked to just each of them, which is in general
> hard task to do. So which people did you actually contacted?

You can count me as one of the "volunteers" Mark talks about as I
endorse the direction this proposal would like to take.  I say that as a
long time contributor to glibc, gcc, binutils-gdb and gnulib.

Siddhesh



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