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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:26:38 +0200
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On 20.02.2020 10:55, Samuel Thibault wrote:
I believe you are misinterpreting his words.

One reason for that is I'm trying to find some technical goals you guys have , thinking back to older discussions.

Our concern is that at some point GNU may be just completely unknown
to free software enthousiasts. As in, when you'd ask people what free
software is about, they would answer "ah, yes, the stuff on github,

Okay, sure. But going back to Eli's point, the development activity of individual projects is determined by individual project's members, and is rarely affected by the actions of the leadership.

Now, if people wanted to promote the GNU project more, make it better-known and approachable, that's a good thing, of course. But promotion is hardly something that can be a part of our "values".

And it's a more difficult endeavor (think Mozilla-type initiatives) than just releasing a document saying "hi all we don't discriminate and accept everyone", which is basically stating the already obvious.

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