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Re: GFDL/GPL issues
- From: Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz at redhat dot com>
- To: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>, Paul Koning <paul_koning at Dell dot com>, Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>, "dnovillo at google dot com" <dnovillo at google dot com>, "ams at gnu dot org" <ams at gnu dot org>, "dewar at adacore dot com" <dewar at adacore dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "iant at google dot com" <iant at google dot com>, "mark at codesourcery dot com" <mark at codesourcery dot com>, "richard dot guenther at gmail dot com" <richard dot guenther at gmail dot com>, "stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com" <stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 00:22:56 -0700
- Subject: Re: GFDL/GPL issues
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> The FSF's responsibility for legal matters under the Mission
> Statement comes with a duty to the developers not to get in the way
> of the "Patches will be considered equally based on their technical
> merits." principle from the Mission Statement. The FSF is failing in
> its duty to what was traditionally considered one of its flagship
> projects. If this has not been brought up with the full board of
> directors of the FSF, it is time that it was so brought up. Richard
> may have the right point in
> <http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2010-07/msg00411.html> regarding problems
> with FSF leadership. I support the FSF's various campaigns for
> freedom and against closed devices and systems, but I get the
> impression that they have been losing sight of the needs of their
> traditional flagship projects lately.
I agree. SC, please escalate.