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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:32:16 -0500

   > > Our concern is that at some point GNU may be just completely unknown
   > > to free software enthousiasts. As in, when you'd ask people what free
   > > software is about, they would answer "ah, yes, the stuff on github,
   > > right".
   > Okay, sure. But going back to Eli's point, the development activity of
   > individual projects is determined by individual project's members, and is
   > rarely affected by the actions of the leadership.

   The activity by itself, yes, but the choice of where to start a new
   project, or starting contributing an existing project, leadership does
   have a lot of importance.

How does that have to do with the overall project leadership, which
hasn't changed significantly over the years, and yet had significant
growth in new projects for several decades (if we take the graphs by
Wingo at face value).

That speaks more to the fact that the GNU project leadership has no
impact on project adaptation, or contributor activity.  But rather it
is a individual effort by each project maintainer.

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