Re: Issues cooperation

On Wed, 2002-11-27 at 07:36, Richard Stallman wrote:
> There are several specific points where better cooperation between
> GNOME and the overall GNU Project is important.

	I wrote a long reply to this, and finally realised that perhaps all
this time I've been missing a crucial distinction, which might be this
(correct me when I'm wrong):

	FSF - Free Software Foundation, exists to promote free software
	GNU - Gnu's Not Unix - FSF project to create a Unix-like system.

	In short I think Gnome should be a fully paid up, card carrying
affiliate of the FSF - and talk about software freedom far more than we

	As for GNU - if it exists as a separate project, it seems to have both
a control-freakery and a self-publicity problem, and thus should in no
way be promoted.[1]

	It is not reasonable to try to micro-manage projects to which no code
is contributed in my opinion, neither would it be helpful to point
people at the GNU project - which seems so wedded to a deluded sense
that it should centrally master-mind the development of all Free

	Anyhow - I've most likely got it all wrong, so please correct me
gently, my personal feeling is that there's too much ingratitude of the
past contributions of the people involved in the GNU project; I don't
want to exacerbate that.


[1] - which leaves a quandry as to how one can tersely credit 
    the FSF and educate about Freedom, without promoting 'GNU': 
    FSF/Linux ?
 mmeeks gnu org  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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