On Wed, 2021-04-21 at 12:38 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
Sounds good to me, please push!
Pushed as [main ccad1c4] faq: Expand FSF legal guardian wording
I liked having “for the few packages that require it” (again because
the widespread belief that all GNU packages require copyright
assignment). I also feel that the “legal guardian” bit is overrated
(it’s mostly theoretical AFAIK). But these are minor issues, not a
blocker for me.
Yes, it is minor and hopefully it is theoretical for most packages, but
if it is needed it is really good to have. This comes from my
experience as GNU Classpath maintainer. As you can imagine when working
on a core library for the Java programming language there are a couple
of tricky questions [*]. The help of the FSF was highly appreciated.
And you can never tell how an alternative history would have unfolded,
but I believe the impact of GNU Classpath has been outsized because we
had the FSF behind us as legal guardian.
[*] One such tricky question only got resolved very recently:
> Right, but that is mixing the FSF being the fiscal sponsor for
> project as a whole, with it not really working because of previous
> leadership issues, so individual GNU packages working around that by
> setting up their individual funding.
I think saying that “the FSF is the fiscal sponsor of GNU as a whole” is
inaccurate at best. I think we should not contribute to that confusion.
OK. I agree it is how it should be, but not how it worked in practice.
> * Is the GNU Assembly and initiative of an existing Free
> organization or is it sponsored by a specific corporation?
> No, it’s not! The Assembly was founded by GNU maintainers on
> title and receives no support, financial or otherwise, from any
> organization at this time. At the moment the Assembly uses the
> resources of the individuals listed. We will publicly list anybody
> any organization that provides us with resources to be completely
LGTM, please push!
Pused as [main 315c7f1] faq: Replace three letter questions with
specific sponsorship question