On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 03:12:50PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
Here I agree with Mark Galassi, who wrote¹:
> I think we should *all* question the social contract and revise it
> as needed! We don't give up on critical thinking. We just behave
> reasonably when we bring up our thoughts.
> But we should all endorse the social contract as we try to improve
> the parts that might need it.
The Social Contract gives the general framework of our cooperation as a
group. Perhaps we’ll make it change over time, but there needs to be
spelled out common ground. Without this, we may lack the conditions for
consensus², which in turn would prevent progress altogether.
So at this point, I lean towards including on the mailing list only SC
endorsers. After all, if someone does not even agree on the basic
premises listed in the SC, we’re probably going to have a hard time
Agreed. Also note that the mailing list description is:
The GNU Assembly public discussion list
The GNU Assembly <https://gnu.tools/>
is a group of GNU project
members who transparently and collectively produce technical and
organizational recommendations for GNU packages following the GNU
Social Contract <https://wiki.gnu.tools/gnu:social-contract>
So endorsement of the GNU Social Contract is a given for members of
The following new members have subscribed:
Jason Merill, who is one of the global reviewers if GCC.
Florian Weimer, who is one of the glibc maintainers.
Frank Eigler, who is one of the overseers of sourceware which hosts
many of the GNU Toolchain packages (sourceware is also gcc.gnu.org
In the future for new subscribers I will make sure to mention the
endorsement of the GNU Social Contract upfront and ask new members to
introduce themselves when they join this list and make sure to be
clear that all activity on the list and other gnu.tools spaces is
covered by the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct
> ² https://www.seedsforchange.org.uk/consensus#conditions