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Re: Practicality of GNU project and libre movement

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Practicality of GNU project and libre movement
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 07:35:05 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.14.0 (2020-05-02)


There may be something new or unknown to you and that is how we shall
all communicate about GNU:


The GNU Project encourages contributions from anyone who wishes to advance the 
development of the GNU system, regardless of gender, race, ethnic group, 
physical appearance, religion, cultural background, and any other demographic 
characteristics, as well as personal political views.

People are sometimes discouraged from participating in GNU development because 
of certain patterns of communication that strike them as unfriendly, 
unwelcoming, rejecting, or harsh. This discouragement particularly affects 
members of disprivileged demographics, but it is not limited to them. 
Therefore, we ask all contributors to make a conscious effort, in GNU Project 
discussions, to communicate in ways that avoid that outcome—to avoid practices 
that will predictably and unnecessarily risk putting some contributors off.

These guidelines suggest specific ways to accomplish that goal.

Thank you Miles,

* Miles Fidelman <> [2020-07-24 04:32]:
> On 7/23/20 4:09 PM, Davis Remmel wrote:
> > Miles Fidelman, what's the point of being so rude? Your comments were 
> > mostly un-constructive, and the fact that you aren't able to entertain the 
> > OP's opinions says a lot about your abilities to criticize.
> > 
> > The OP has a good point, that free software is largely restricted by 
> > funding, and while you point out some large successful projects, most free 
> > software projects are not like that. A very topical conversation this month 
> > is about LibreOffice's funding.
> Some newbie know-nothing jumps in, mouths some uninformed bullshit opinion &
> rains on our parade, and I'm being rude?
> There's lots to be said about the economics of software development - free &
> otherwise - but bullshit is bullshit, and deserves to be called out. 
> Otherwise, they don't learn nothin.
> Fie I say.  Fie.
> Miles Fidelman

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