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Re: What's GNU -- and what's not

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: What's GNU -- and what's not
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 16:47:04 -0500

   > You make the assumption that the views of the maintainers are the
   > views of the GNU project -- this has never been the case.  GNU
   > maintainers do not define what the GNU project is.

   Because we are all code monkeys, aka programming slaves.  As long as we
   do what we're told we can be as mean and horrible as we want, because
   GNU only cares about results, not whether people like us or not.

Partially true, but also an completely unfair characterization to call
volunteers for slaves when everyone works on what they want..  Every
GNU maintainer has a different reason to work on their project.

We aren't told what to do, possibly what _not_ to do (e.g., not
promote non-free software, maybe take a different solution that
doesn't allow non-free software to benefit from our work too easily,

The GNU project also doesn't really care about results, rather about
up holding the rights of computer users, and safe guarding those
rights.  Something that is being undermined by those prmoting this
non-GNU anti-social contract.

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