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Re: I suspect that there is no such thing as a "GNU Social Contract"

From: Carlos O'Donell
Subject: Re: I suspect that there is no such thing as a "GNU Social Contract"
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:38:43 -0500

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 12:49 AM J.B. Nicholson <> wrote:
>' current domain registrar ([1] is not the same as 
> current domain registrar[2] (' owner is not publicly 
> listed in
> whois but's organizational owner is publicly listed in whois. If I 
> were keen
> to agree to Courtès' proposal I'd wonder why the domain exists, if 
> needs a wiki for the project why not host that wiki on, and 
> where one
> could get official word from the GNU Project leader (which remains rms) on 
> which
> domains are owned by the GNU Project (certainly one would expect to 
> be in
> that set of domains but not necessarily

The domain is not owned by the GNU Project.

The domain is setup by GNU Maintainers for other GNU Maintainers.

I helped setup If you have any questions please don't
hesitate to ask.

I am a GNU Maintainer for the GNU C Library.

I have been working on the GNU C Library project for 17 years.

I am one of the trustees of the GNU Toolchain Fund, a Working Together
Fund with the FSF.

When an informal poll was taken on the private internal mailing list
of the GNU Project over a dozen maintainers requested a wiki.

Such a wiki was not provided, so myself and other GNU Maintainers took
it upon ourselves to build a wiki we would want to use.

The wiki is free to use for all GNU Maintainers. I would like to open
the wiki up further for others to use, but for now we're taking small

> These differences suggest to me that one should be wary of what one finds on 

Privacy of whois information is important to avoid abuse.


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