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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:09:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.1 (2019-06-15)

Hello John,

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:54:19PM -0500, John Darrington wrote:
> Therefore I'm extremely dissapointed that recently a small group of
> GNU maintainers has started spreading nagative and misleading propaganda
> about others within GNU

this is not founded in any argument, but seems to be pure propaganda itself.
Can you instantiate this claim? Who has spread which negative propaganda
about whom?

> demanding conformance to rules - sometimes
> capricious ones - which have no relevance to GNU, and spreading of 
> extremist and quite orthogonal rhetoric.

Can you give a concrete example? As I see it, the GNU Social Contract
contains only trivialities in the sense that it summarises values of the
GNU project that are already there, and as such it is far from extremist.

> None of these actions are going to attract people to GNU.  Quite the opposite.
> They are driving people away.   It has to stop - and the sooner the better.

Well, you are of course entitled to that opinion, but I am naturally of the
opposite one. And we have received feedback going exactly in that direction,
that our initiative would be a good starting point to make someone come
back to GNU.


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