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Re: what is GNU? what is a social contract?

From: Carlo Wood
Subject: Re: what is GNU? what is a social contract?
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:26:58 +0100

Hi Daniel,

unfortunately this is currently not the case.

"The" social contract, as you call it, is the creation of a few
people who'd like RMS to step down not just from the FSF as he
did, but also lose his GNU project.

They are hostile towards the GNU project.

Therefore, there is nothing to discuss really. The correct
thing to do right now is to ignore their attempts to sow discord.

I will certainly not object to discuss *a* social contract, but not
with these people, who even created a misleading "gnu*" website, trying
to convince people they speak for the GNU project. Perhaps we
can pick this up again in a few months when things have returned
to normal :)

Carlo Wood
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:59:58 +0100
Daniel Pocock <> wrote:

> To correctly talk about things like the social contract, I feel it is
> first necessary to define what GNU means
> Each person may have a slightly different answer.
> When talking about a social contract or any other document like that:
> it is a bit like the Bible or the Koran: people can interpret the
> document to mean anything they want.  For example, does Debian's
> social contract prohibit debian-private or does it even encourage
> leaking of debian-private?  Decide for yourself.
> Regards,
> Daniel
> --
> Debian Developer

Carlo Wood <>

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