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Re: Willingness to share a position statement?

Regardless of what Debian decides to do,
https://rms-open-letter.github.io/ is an open letter and you are welcome
to sign it.



On 3/23/21 6:56 PM, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope not to be too inflamatory with this. As you are surely aware,
> last week Richard Stallman was reinstated as part of the Board of
> Directors of the FSF. That is something deeply disturbing and
> confidence-shattering for many of us.
> Some people have moved to action -- if nothing more, at least to
> express they are disgusted with the turn of events, and to say the
> organizations they represent believe it to be detrimental to the FSF's
> own image and projection into the future. Particularly, I mean the
> following two pages, of very different nature:
>     https://opensource.org/OSI_Response
>     https://rms-open-letter.github.io/
> Now, as for my question: I thought repeatedly over the last couple of
> days whether to start something like this in Debian... But, what would
> it take for the project to issue a statement in this line? Would we
> have to pass a GR?
> I am sure there is a precedent of a position statement being announced
> without having a formal vote about it, but I cannot find it at the
> moment. Sruthi, Jonathan: What is your take on this? If you were a DPL
> today, would you feel OK issuing a position statement on behalf of the
> project?
> (Of course, it is completely possible you don't share my views on
> this... If so, lets make the answer hypothetical, about a "current
> event" that could be happening, and for which expressing a message
> with timeliness was important)
> (And yes, with this I am probably forcing you to disclose a position
> on the subject... I'm sorry for that. But I think that, as a candidate
> for the DPL position, knowing your position on the issue also makes
> sense)

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