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Re: A summary of some open discussions

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: A summary of some open discussions
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 17:01:06 -0500

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM Brandon Invergo <> wrote:
> As does Richard.  He largely only retains responsibility for
> project-wide decisions while the rest is delegated.  In the overwhelming
> majority of cases he lets the maintainers, webmasters, etc. do their
> jobs independently.  Many of the email exchanges I have with him end up
> with "DTRT" ("do the right thing", meaning, use my judgment).  He very,
> very rarely intervenes in the development of individual packages (other
> than Emacs, of course).

The problem is that when he chooses to step in, GNU is worse off
because of it.  See the glibc abort "joke", "kind communication
guidelines" vs. code of conduct, etc.

- Dave

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