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Re: [PATCH] manual: Remove warning in the documentation of the abort function
On 09/10/19 1:17 pm, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2019, Siddhesh Poyarekar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The two issues are unrelated.
> Even if they were, and that this coming up right now was just an
> incredibly sorry coincidence, you really think the time to hold a
> rational and sane debate is one in which some people are scared to be
> beaten up for holding controversial opinions that are not in line with
> that of the lynching mob, while others have already been beaten up for
> speaking their minds? Seriously?
My argument is that I have complete faith in your ability to stall
discussions forever and twist words to suit your purpose.
IMO the issue here is clear and has nothing to do with the intent of the
joke. It has to do with feature creep of the FSF's fight against
censorship into the GNU projects manifesto of providing Software
Freedom. Nothing in the GNU manifesto talks about censorship so this is
literally the only bit in the GNU manifesto and glibc combined that
talks about censorship.
The only barely valid argument I have seen in allowing such feature
creep from FSF to GNU was that RMS practically owns FSF and GNU and can
claim it's one and the same thing. Using that to justify keeping the
text IMO is a sure road to obsolescence for the GNU project in the
coming years regardless of whether all of us continue development here.