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Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Alexander Vdolainen
Subject: Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:49:26 +0200

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:00:51 EET DJ Delorie wrote:
> (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:
> > You make the incorrect assumption that the health of the GNU project
> > should be measured in how many new projects are adopted or released --
> > instead of what our goal is to provide a free operating system.
> Are we DONE producing that operating system?
yep, we're *done*.
> No?  If not, why not?
> Aren't all those developers who finished their packages working on
> other, new packages?
well, but why they have to?
> Why aren't the package counts continuing to
> increase, if the developers are otherwise unoccupied?
see the question above.
> I think, package activity *is* a valid metric if the goal is "all
> packages in the OS are free."
no it is *not*.
> If a set of developers finish a package, and don't start on a new one, I
> think that says something interesting about the health of GNU and its
> community.
nope. it says about a lot of things, but it's not about health. 
creating some stupid "gnu social contract" isn't a healthy thing.
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