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Re: A summary of some open discussions


From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: A summary of some open discussions
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:32:30 +0100
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* Siddhesh Poyarekar <address@hidden> [2020-01-15 03:31]:
> On 14/01/20 10:54 pm, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> > Such exagerations aren't useful, you nor anyone else was keept hostage
> > for a year in a box and prohibited to work on the GNU C Library.
> 
> Of course it is not hostage in the literal sense.  It is in the sense
> that a decision was prevented from being taken only because of one
> person's whim despite the damage they could see happening to the project
> as a result.

Which decision in particular?

Siddhesh, your sense for justice is different than sense of justice of
RMS. Can you get the idea?

For you is public opinion what matters most. For RMS is justice that
matters most.

RMS is pretty uncompromising person when it comes to justice issues.

> > Whatever you might think, it is RMS's perogative to decide how the GNU
> > project is managed, it is not a community run afair.  This is quite
> > clear when you agree to become a GNU maintainter.
> 
> Perhaps it is for maintainers (or not) but it is definitely not for
> contributors.  The copyright assignment process does not mention that
> the impression of autonomy in your GNU project has been explicitly
> blessed by the chief gnuisance and can be taken away at any time based
> on his will.  Basically the difference between the queen of England and
> the Kind of Saudi Arabia.  OK maybe not as extreme as Saudi Arabia, but
> basically someone who actually exercises their power.

GNU project is not government. Comparing things which are not similar
to each other is bad analogy.


Jean




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