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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:41:20 +0100
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Dmitry Gutov, le jeu. 20 févr. 2020 12:26:38 +0200, a ecrit:
> On 20.02.2020 10:55, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > 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,
> > right".
> 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.

The activity by itself, yes, but the choice of where to start a new
project, or starting contributing an existing project, leadership does
have a lot of importance.

> 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.

>From seeing the discussions here, it doesn't seem so obvious :/


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