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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:49:03 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Enge <> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 12:46:42PM -0500, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>> In the GNU project everyone is welcome, even people who do not share the 
>> goals and philosophy of the GNU project.
> I do not think this makes sense, actually. As soon as we have a bit of 
> responsibility in GNU (like being a maintainer, which is the role I know), we 
> are also ambassadors of GNU. So I would expect us to uphold the GNU 
> standards. For instance, I would not find it acceptable that a GNU maintainer 
> goes to [a conference] to give a talk about their newest open source software 
> on a Macbook

Why not?  In any case, GNU Emacs maintainer John Wiegley <> 
did exactly that [0].

[0] $ mpv

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