Moving sourceware to the Linux Foundation? No thanks.

Frank Ch. Eigler fche@elastic.org
Wed Sep 28 10:08:50 GMT 2022


Hi -

> There is already a built in succession plan you all seem to be ignoring.
> GNU already separately hosts most of same infrastructure that sourceware
> does. If sourceware volunteers all stepped down tomorrow, GNU would be
> ready to immediately step up and host servers, maintain services,
> recruit new volunteers, and that effort would likely be lead by FSF
> sysadmin staff like me. [...]

Excellent point.

In case an emergency occurred, there exists a pool of people who would
certainly jump into help.  Depending on the nature of the problem,
with documented SOPs, someone could step in in situ.  For a simple
service like sourceware, it's not rocket science.  In extremis,
restart things from distributed backups.  The essentials of sourceware
content are already exposed for duplication (source repositories,
email archives, release tarballs).


- FChE


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