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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 13:08:02 -0500

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM Brandon Invergo <> wrote:
> Given that nothing has changed in how GNU is being run, it appears that
> the cart is being placed well before the horse.  However, I would be
> shocked if they didn't already expect rms not to step down and therefore
> to reject their Social Contract out-of-hand.  Given that it is
> nevertheless still being written (in public) under conditions where it
> will be rejected with almost certainty, I wouldn't be surprised if they
> are in fact counting on this to happen.  That would give another
> opportunity to publicly shame rms and the GNU project as it actually is:
> "Look at this beautiful document that rms refused to implement for GNU!
> The fact that he *disagrees* with these points shows that he is not fit
> to lead GNU anymore!".  Nevermind that the rejection is due to its utter
> superfluousness given the structure of the GNU project and is not due to
> disagreement with the contents.

I read this a few times, but I am unable to see how this qualifies as
"kind communication."

- Dave

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