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Richard Stallman on [GNOME] Code of Conduct and Foundation Membership

Summary: Proprietary software in Free software arena

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership




  • From: Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>
  • To: Philip Van Hoof <pvanhoof gnome org>
  • Cc: foundation-list gnome org
  • Subject: Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership
  • Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:38:07 -0500



    The people who work at VmWare also very often posted (and still post)
    about their work and appear on Planet GNOME.



They should not do this, unless VmWare becomes free software. GNOME should not provide proprietary software developers with a platform to present non-free software as a good or legitimate thing.

Perhaps the statement of Planet GNOME's philosophy should be interpreted differently. It should not invite people to talk about their proprietary software projects just because they are also GNOME contributors.


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Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership




  • From: Stormy Peters <stormy peters gmail com>
  • To: rms gnu org
  • Cc: Philip Van Hoof <pvanhoof gnome org>, foundation-list gnome org
  • Subject: Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership
  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:46:37 -0700



Planet GNOME is about people and we display everyone's full blog feed as it represents them. There are people that work on proprietary software as well as GNOME and that's who they are. I don't think we should reject people because they don't agree with us 100% of the time.

My post on hunting comes to mind. I self censor now because I didn't like the negative comments directed at my kids. But would you block my whole blog because a vocal portion of the community is anti-hunting and people in my family hunt?

Now, if they aren't doing any GNOME work and all they talk about it non-free, non-GNOME software, that's different.

Stormy





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