|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] A summary of some open discussions
|On 1/14/20 2:04 AM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> On 13/01/20 10:51 am, Jean Louis wrote:
>> The big joke in the end is that few of those politically oriented,
>> mostly French GNU members, again wish to censor the joke that was
>> about censorship itself.
> 1. As someone in the middle of that whole debacle, I'd like to clarify
> that I'm not French. In fact, I wonder how many glibc contributors we
> have in France. I'll admit that I wouldn't be able to tell French from
> Belgian, etc. given that, well, I'm not French.
> 2. As for the manual text, would it be appropriate for me to send emails
> to this list about endangered Wildebeest? Why not? The list is about
> GNUs after all! How about "Free Palestine" or "Free Kashmir"? Why not?
> How about "Stop internet censorship"? The whole thing is a matter of
> debate *only* because of the will of the chief GNUisance.
> 3. That censorship claim is ridiculous. If anything, the current GNU
> structure gives the chief gnuisance power and he abused it to keep all
> of us hostage for a year.
> 4. That thread ended up exposing much of what is wrong with the top-down
> approach of maintenance. RMS threatened (and Alex executed on his
> behalf) to use his veto power when clearly the majority of the glibc
> community was against his viewpoint on the topic.
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