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Re: General Resolution: Richard Stallman's readmission to the FSF board

On 3/26/21 7:09 PM, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
Perhaps said another way, the only valid reason for directing a bunch of
attention toward the FSF is if they are worth salvaging.  Plenty of
comments in the last few days seem to indicate that such might not be
the case.  Why not form a new organization, like "The Foundation for
Free Software (FFS)"?  Or some name that is better distinguished from
that of the FSF.

If nothing else, the FSF is the license steward of the GNU GPL. They are the only entity that can release new versions that automatically trigger the "or any later version" clause.

Projects can obviously choose to switch licenses, but only with the consent of all copyright holders. If they weren't already doing copyright assignment, reaching all the copyright holders can be effectively impossible.


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