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Nothing like a top-down dictation that only a top-down form of governance is allowed lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu

This was sent in response to wiki.gnu.tools/git/gnu-tools-w which was made by a number of GNU maintainers. I'll say that I don't think that proposed social contract is even too radical, so that makes the response feel more extreme.

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@cwebber ams is truly insufferable.

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@cwebber I'm very pleased that the people pushing the social contract are continuing to pay no mind to what rms says.

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@dthompson @cwebber

Since I saw the joint statement[1] in the Guix site I wanted to thank all the people signing it for taking a stand but never found a good moment to do so.

I'm not sure of where this will end concerning the GNU project, but you're doing great good. And I feel better knowing that there are people like you in computing projects.

[1] guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-s

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@i @cwebber it's really helpful when people (either gnu insiders or outside observers) show their support for this movement, so thanks! I truly think that the writing is on the wall: gnu *will* become a collectively governed project, it's just a matter of *when*. there will be much kicking and screaming from rms and his lackeys until eventually all of their power has been subverted.

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@dthompson @i @cwebber let me add my +1 as a sympathetic outsider. onward!

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@dthompson @i @cwebber I feel the same, and I wholeheartedly support this movement and the joint statement. rms has zero credibility as a leader for the free software movement, also because he dictates agendas without contributing anything valuable. Collective governance as set by these software projects is truly promising!

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@i @dthompson @cwebber

fir what it's worth I feel the same

I find extremely disappointing the fact that those goons write so vitriolic stuff on the mailing lists freely, driving decent people away

I'd love to be the one tasked to kick them out, when the day will come

Keep going !! Don't deflect !!

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@dthompson @cwebber ams is one of two people in the last 15 years to be permabanned from the #emacs channel on freenode; sounds like it was the right move.

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@technomancy @cwebber my first experience with his toxicity was on irc ~5 years ago. he came into the guix channel, asked questions, became inexplicably mad at the answers he was getting from the maintainers and core devs, and muted all of them. it was truly an incredible moment.

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