Sorry to add noise to everyone's mailbox, but I can't find a way
to have mail delivered as a daily digest. The list server's help
message gives only the following commands:
confirm - Confirm a subscription request.
echo - Echo back your arguments.
end - Stop processing commands.
help - Get help about available email commands.
join - Join this mailing list.
leave - Leave this mailing list.
stop - An alias for 'end'.
subscribe - An alias for 'join'.
unsubscribe - An alias for 'leave'.
Is there an option in the system for me to request daily digests,
or even turn off delivery to my mailbox? Seems like a very
rudimentary system, perhaps someone should contemplate moving to
good ol' mailman.
I've joined because Mark has been telling me it's a good place for people
to make our culture better.
I'm Jonathan, I'm a maintainer of GCC's C++ runtime library (libstdc++). I
work at Red Hat.
As requested, I have read the Social Contract and understand that all of us
here endorse its goals.
Hello everybody, I've just joined the GNU Assembly and I'm here to
I have been participating in the last two GUIX Days (at FOSDEM 2019
Since then, I did not have much time to contribute to GNU. I'm mostly
interested in GUIX and Lilypond. I also contribute to the libre-soc
project. For GUIX I did a video about porting to the libre-friendly
I'm also a libre music producer and lilypond composer, for which I
planto maintain and improve some modules, as well as writing new ones.
See https://freebsoft.org/singing-computer for more information.
I'm happy to join the Assembly and endorse the GNU Social Contract.
Here is my code:
(define-member (person "Tobias Platen")
guix lilypond "https://www.qtau.de/")
Tobias Platen (they/them preferred)
I became aware of the GNU Assembly on Mastodon, I emotionally depend on
the existence of guidelines such as the adopted Code of Conduct in any
project I contribute to. I am willing to revisit GNU as a project so
that it's political goals can be kept but the means to achieve them can
be altered and discussed in constructive ways without much of the
existing opinion "crystals" that exist and to me don't feel right in
various cases. I do not feel well with top-down governance of the FSF
and the GNU project, I feel like leaving GNU and FSF is also giving up
on the political goals in practice now, so I very much welcome
initiatives like this GNU Assembly to re-think GNU without giving up on
I am a GNU Guix committer, I collaborated on the PowerPC 64-bits port
and more recently security work.
I am really enthusiastic about tackling exciting technical challenges
with like-minded software freedom loving folks. I am strarving for this
initiative since a while, I have felt limited with the political vision
of many other software hobbyist communities. I also hope that various
political reasonings can overlap, for example, that the idea of
rejecting all proprietary hardware has an horrible environmental impact
and that politically it may be better to defend something else while
still aiming at the same thing. I hope that the Free Software movement
can keep making sense in the presence of various other political
movements that are as important and that the Free Software movement
does not become contradictory to them. I think the various GNU licenses
in their current state and copyleft are really important and I wouldnt
want them to change in a way similar to Copyfair, Ethical Source, etc.
I think software in general is a collaborative effort, I think it must
federate the largest communities of developers, I think that GNU
licenses are especially interesting because they federate so much with
people from so many different political backgrounds. I think we need
many people to achieve anything durably with software. I think
Copyfair, Ethical source, etc, are not durable in that they encode
strong restrictions highly dependent on the current societal context
and that we cannot afford to recode all software when we realize those
arent good anymore.
Hi, I'm Ben Pfaff. I've worked on a few GNU projects, but
the best known might be GNU PSPP, which is a free software
clone of a proprietary statistical program. I spend the time
I have available on that.
I founded GNU libavl, which I considered complete a
few years ago but could now use some attention. I will go
back to it someday.
I worked on GNU Checker for a few years, but that was a
long time ago and it is a retired project now.
I have also contributed to Gnulib.
I acknowledge and agree to the social contract and code of
I'd appreciate being added to the webpage with appropriate
affiliations. My personal webpage is https://benpfaff.org/.
Over the last hours, a few people joined the #gnuassembly Freenode IRC
channel, mostly people hostile to the Assembly.
I “kicked” someone who insulted and threatened us, since it’s a clear
code of conduct violation; they came back later, this time using softer
words, but always rehashing their opposition to what we were doing,
questioning the code of conduct even after being told it’s not up for
discussion, and so forth. Other newcomers contribute to that.
At this point, the few of us who’ve been around are outnumbered and
chatting with people evidently not interested in joining the Assembly.
This is unsustainable. If we want an IRC channel that remains useful to
us, I think we may have to make it “invitation-only” so that only
Assembly participants can join, at least the coming days/weeks.
Mark W., is this feasible? WDYT? (I think you’re the one with Ultimate
Power over the channel; we should update ‘roles.md’.)
It would still be good to be able to answer questions from outsiders,
but currently we’re just too few on IRC to handle it, I’m afraid.
Hello, I'm Dale Mellor, originator of GNU Mcron. It is nowadays
looked after by the GUIX crowd, but I maintain (pardon the pun)
an active interest in it. I also put the cube-solving logic into
GNUbik, but that was a long time ago!
I acknowledge and agree to the social contract and code of
Please add me to the /people/ page with affiliations to Mcron,
Guile and GUIX. My personal web page is at
I'm Mathieu Othacehe, co-maintainer of GNU Guix and maintainer of
several GNU Guile libraries.
I have experienced the lack of transparency of the GNU project and think
that the Assembly is a nice step forward.
I'm happy to join the Assembly and agree to the social contract and the
code of conduct.