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Re: [rain1 at airmail dot cc] Delete abortion joke

On 05/07/2018 07:30 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
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   > The GNU C Library project is mostly a consensus-based community-driven
   > project.

I think that's literally true, due to the word "mostly", but people
could get the wrong idea from it.  GNU Libc is not an independent

The GNU C Library is a GNU package -- part of the GNU Project.  That
means I appoint official maintainers who are in charge of the work.
They are responsible to the GNU Project and specifically to me as
Chief GNUisance.  I appointed the GNU Libc maintainers in that way.

I am not under any illusion that glibc is an independent project. My sarcasm (!) was in response to your statement which seems to indicate that you're willing to disregard the consensus of the community because it doesn't align with your personal views. The fact that you continue to discuss somewhat productively gives me some hope, which is why I continue arguing the matter.

I made the case for a distinction between the GNU project and the FSF and the feature creep in core values that you broadly agreed with (in theory) elsewhere but you're unwilling to accept the gravity of the situation because you personally don't see the seriousness of it despite a bunch of active contributors letting their objection be known for various reasons.

I am not an FSF steward you've appointed so you don't have to take me seriously (conversely I don't answer to you either) but we seem to broadly care about the same things in the context of the GNU project, as do most others on this thread, so I'd like you to consider that when you use your decree and alienate the community.


PS: Alex seems to have already reverted the patch stating that you get final decree (and he is exercising it on your behalf) or something like that, which is mildly annoying in this context but I guess it's 'by the books'.

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