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Re: A summary of some open discussions


From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: A summary of some open discussions
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 09:51:25 -0500

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 2:35 PM Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> On Mon 06 Jan 2020 15:05, Brandon Invergo <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > Ludovic Courtès writes:
> >
> >> As a side note: I think authority is not something one should take for
> >> granted.  We’re a group of volunteers, and each one of us has just as
> >> much authority as the others consent to give them.
> >
> > No.  When you join an organization, you implicitly or explicitly agree
> > to work within the existing structure of that organization.
>
> No.  (Isn't a lovely discursive pattern?  Sheesh.)
>
> More seriously, I think that when you join an organization, you
> implicitly or explicitly agree to work for the *goals* of that
> organization.
>
> At any given time, the strategy that an organization takes may no longer
> correspond to its goals.  In that case it is the responsibility of the
> members of the organization to change it to better fit its needs.

+1

I look forward to a healthier GNU project as a result of these
important structural changes.

Thanks to Andy, Mark, Ludovic, Carlos, and others who have been
putting so much effort into this.

- Dave



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