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Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship


From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 11:50:34 +0100
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* Thompson, David <address@hidden> [2020-01-07 15:55]:
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:33 AM Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > While I don't speak for or on behalf of the GNU project, I do
> > understand the current structure well enough such that I can speak
> > about it.  As has been backed up by several people that do speak on
> > behalf of the GNU project.
> >
> > As such I can speak with far better authority about the GNU project
> > than you.
> 
> Your voice may be loudest, but it's not more important than the others.

Obviously the mailing list is there for discussion.

In regards to GNU project governance, there is no question about
it. You are trying to deviated, divide and conquer, but RMS is not
going to stop any time soon to govern the GNU project.

FSF did not ask you nor anybody else, how to govern GNU project, so
this question is out of any subject, it is not a topic, it is
off-topic. FSF welcomes comments on the relation between the FSF and
GNU. "Relation" does not mean governance, so far I know, FSF did not
invite any comments for governance of the GNU project. Please see
here: https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-and-gnu as there is no mentioning
of "changes in governance" as FSF does not have any mandate to do
so. Also stick it in your mind that RMS is founder of the FSF, and
still has fundamental powers over the FSF. 

Please see https://www.stallman.org where it says "I continue to be
the Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project.  I do not intend to stop any
time soon." -- can you respect that? Can you stop trying to "take over
GNU project"?

Can you make your own? Nobody is forbidding you. Make your own
distribution. 

That tells you everything. You can write "social contracts" as many
times you wish, if you are not asking the founder RMS for permission,
you are disrespectful and should find some other place for
disturbances, not the GNU mailing lists.

Jean



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