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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:05:10 +0300
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* DJ Delorie <> [2020-02-19 21:01]:
> "Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)" <> writes:
> > On 2020-02-17 12:37, Andy Wingo wrote:
> >> Thought experiment: what would GNU be if all of its packages stopped
> >> developing?  Dead, right?
> >
> > The immediate effect would become more of a stable base for the vast
> > amount of material that depends on it.
> For about a month or so, until the next bug, security problem, or
> missing feature were reported... then people would switch to whatever
> software was responsive to these problems.  If GNU doesn't respond,
> someone will eventually fork the software (because they can :) and GNU
> would lose users.

When people continue developing free software it is a win, not loss.

Four freedoms are explicitly giving that permission to fork and modify
and distribute it.

It is win, not a loss.

Jean Louis

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