On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 8:16 AM Ludovic Courtès <ludo(a)gnu.org> wrote:
I think any GNU contributor can subscribe to the mailing list. I
exclude people who are not GNU contributors to ensure the list remains
I'd probably make a statement of expectation e.g. "This list is
intended for those contributing to GNU packages."
The intent is to keep the list focused on the work required by GNU
I don't know how to clearly define a contribution that we could
actively use it to exclude people.
In my view, being an Assembly member gives the additional possibility
participating in decision making. That would mean having a voice in the
(presumably rare) case where consensus cannot be found and we need to
vote, and having an opinion “that counts” in other cases.
IMO Assembly members must sign the Social Contract: it’s the way we
collectively agree to basic requirements and goals.
Fully agreed. Otherwise consensus doesn't work.
IOW, subscribers who are not members are GNU contributors who have
signed the Social Contract. I expect it to be a rare situation, but
allowing this permits discussion with people who have not made up their
mind or who even disagree with the direction we’re taking but are
willing to discuss constructively.