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Re: Endorsing version 1.0 of the GNU Social Contract

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Endorsing version 1.0 of the GNU Social Contract
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:04:24 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 09:26:03PM +0000, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> People are welcome to endorse the social contract (or any other
> document, like the Bible or the Koran) if they wish

Of course.

> However, how is that relevant if some people endorse it and others don't?

It is not.

> Could it be better to work from the ground up, to document the points
> which almost everybody agrees on before talking about the points that
> are controversial?

We have already done that.    

It was discussed at length between all interested maintainers, and the result
has been formally codified here:

and the reasons why the particular words were chosen and why some were not
are explained here:

There is no intention to change this, so further discusssion is moot. 
"Endorsing" (or not) some random set of people's other ideas is not
going to change anything.


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