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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 00:42:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

* Dmitry Alexandrov <> [2019-11-05 23:57]:
> Andreas Enge <> wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 11:13:57PM +0300, Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
> >> > We want to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to our efforts on 
> >> > any of the many tasks that require work.  We welcome all contributors…
> >>
> >> Many GNU subprojects value ‘recordkeeping’ (per Prof. Moglen [2]) and 
> >> ‘protection for FSF’ (per [3]) more than giving anyone an 
> >> opportunity to contribute.  Are you calling for change in priorities?  If 
> >> yes, I would appreciate it, if you name few concrete steps.
> >
> > No change of priorities, I think, but promoting non-discrimination and 
> > inclusiveness. The emphasis is on give *opportunity* to contribute (...)  
> > *regardless* of their gender etc. (...) *harassment-free* (...).  It does 
> > not mean that bad contributions need to be accepted, or those where the 
> > copyright assignments are not done correctly, and so on.
> So thatʼs exactly what I was afraid of.
> Instead of making GNU more welcoming place by lessening the burden of 
> formalities, you in fact propose GNU to withdraw deeper into itself by 
> inventing ideology-driven ‘contracts’.  And in order to add an insult to 
> injury — to cover it with Western buzzwords like ‘inclusiveness’. :-\

Quote from:

"Social exclusion, marginalization or social marginalisation is the
social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society. It is a
term used widely in Europe and was first used in France."

But GNU was never discriminatory.

If anyone claims different, give me the facts.


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