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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 21:55:39 +0100
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Jean Louis, le sam. 22 févr. 2020 23:43:55 +0300, a ecrit:
> * Samuel Thibault <> [2020-02-22 23:22]:
> > Jean Louis, le sam. 22 févr. 2020 18:02:42 +0300, a ecrit:
> > > * Samuel Thibault <> [2020-02-22 12:51]:
> > > > Really, not including the next generations in a project is running the
> > > > risk of the project just dying with its leaders.
> > > 
> > > I can see great bunch of disrespect there.
> > > 
> > > I am born in place where our parents teach us good manners.
> > 
> > I'm sorry and apologize if you felt disrespect, that was not meant to
> > be.
> No, I do not feel any disrespect to me, and I would not care really,
> as we are far apart and there is no practical influence.
> But to use the GNU mailing list, to divide the GNU, and to use the GNU
> mailing list and to speak of RMS dying, with its leaders, that is
> disrespect and bad manner.

I was not talking about a particular person, but about projects in
general. Also, see the "s" in "leaders". That was really meant to be a
general phrasing.

> > I'm here speaking as an oldie, actually. An oldie who had to ask himself
> > that very question for some projects already.  I have already seen some
> > projects litteraly die with their leader. You have to welcome newcomers,
> > beginners, etc. otherwise your project will just stop when you're not
> > there to continue them any more. Getting old is just an example. Having
> > children or moving onto another project are other examples.
> So what, it happens for last 500,000 years ago.

Ok. But don't we want the GNU project to outlive ourself? To make sure
that the next generations will have a free operating system?

I'm not saying that all current GNU packages should live on
indefinitely. I'm saying that if we don't make sure to include newcomers
to GNU packages, newcomers will not consider making their new software
part of GNU, and the GNU project will just shade with time.


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