Mark Wielaard <mark(a)klomp.org> skribis:
On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 06:39:18PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Unfortunately, the letter also calls to “[r]efuse to contribute to
> projects related to the FSF and RMS”. As Andy explained³, this is
> something that’s hard for us to sign, as people who maintain and
> contribute to “projects related to the FSF”.
Note that several GNU projects and individual contributors (including
some assembly members) have already signed that open letter. It also
says "We urge those in a position to do so..." which implies a
transitional period for those who cannot yet.
To me (and to Andreas and Andy, AIUI), it can be interpreted as “stop
contributing to GNU”. I don’t see “those in a position to do so” as
having any concrete effect; at best, it can be interpreted as “stop
contributing to GNU eventually”.
First action item is finishing the rules to allow new GNU Assembly
members. We have some requests to join this list that I cannot act
upon because we haven't exactly established what is required to join.
Agreed; we should start a thread on this topic.
Note that this does mean we will have to find a solution for those
projects (like the GNU toolchain and GNU Guix) currently using the FSF
Working together fund to start using a different financial setup. This
will be somewhat painful. But associating with a different foundation
(or start our own) can also be seen as a fresh start.
That’s another topic (and a tricky one!) that toolchain and Guix folks
will have to sort out. It requires thought and planning, if/when those
projects decide to look for a different fiscal sponsor.