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Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship

From: Carlo Wood
Subject: Re: Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationship
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:32:09 +0100

The author of this mail belongs the following group:

  - Ludovic Courtès
  - Andreas Enge
  - Carlos O’Donell
  - Mark Wielaard
  - Andy Wingo
They are the ones behind the domain, which
is not affiliated with the GNU project, but do constantly
use the phrase "The GNU Project" in a way that it
appears as if they are speaking on behalf of the GNU
project, which is not the case.

On Sun, 09 Feb 2020 22:50:32 +0100
Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:

> Dear FSF,
> In response to your call for input regarding the future of the FSF/GNU
> relationship, Mark Wielaard posted proposals back in December on
> behalf of several GNU maintainers:
> To date, we have not received any feedback.
> The first of these proposals was:
> > * leadership
> >
> > We believe GNU leadership includes the GNU maintainers who should
> > have this discussion together with the FSF.  That way, the FSF can
> > support the GNU Project as a whole.
> >
> > More generally, we think it is time for the GNU Project to
> > collectively define its governance structure, in a way that
> > includes all stakeholders, and that the FSF should facilitate this
> > process.  
> The announcement posted on February 6th on gnu.org¹ reads:
>   Alex Oliva, Henry Poole and John Sullivan (board members or officers
>   of the FSF), and Richard Stallman (head of the GNU Project), have
> been meeting to develop a general framework which will serve as the
>   foundation for further discussion about specific areas of
> cooperation.
> This does not include GNU maintainers who, as stewards for their GNU
> packages (and for some of them also as signatories of an agreement
> with the FSF for the Working Together Fund), are part of the GNU
> leadership and should be equal partners.
> Could you make sure GNU maintainers can take part in these
> discussions?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ludo’.
> ¹

Carlo Wood <>

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