[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: FSF not considering Debian as Free (Re: Debian and non-free)

MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>> It most certainly is not.  I can attest to that personally, having been
>> involved in and followed multiple FSF projects for many years.  It is
>> an expectation for all GNU projects.

> Expectation and advice, but not a rule and definitely not enforced.  I
> can attest to that personally for similar reasons.

It's treated and prioritized as a bug.  As with any persistant bug, I
expect it would be cause to replace maintainers if it went unaddressed for
too long and caused issues.  Certainly a fair bit of pressure is applied
to fix it when it comes to the FSF's attention in the cases that I've
seen, but I've never seen a GNU software maintainer refuse to fix it, so I
don't know what happens if it comes to that.

> Sorry, I wasn't suggesting that you were.  I meant that I think that
> sites like badvista.fsf.org are counter-productive.

Oh, okay, I completely misunderstood.  Sorry about that.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Reply to: