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    Phoronix: FSF Has Finally Elected A New President

    The Free Software Foundation has elected a new president following Richard Stallman's resignation last September from the FSF...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...President-2020

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    according to https://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-structure.html, Richard Stallman is currently the leader ("Chief GNUisance") of the GNU Project, he did not step down.

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    • #3
      Oh no i don't have enough popcorn!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by programmerjake View Post
        according to https://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-structure.html, Richard Stallman is currently the leader ("Chief GNUisance") of the GNU Project, he did not step down.
        The article is talking about the FSF not GNU

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        • #5
          Originally posted by programmerjake View Post
          according to https://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-structure.html, Richard Stallman is currently the leader ("Chief GNUisance") of the GNU Project, he did not step down.
          I was about to say...

          But now we will see if the FSF will remain as 'true to its vision' as Knauth says it will. The two main challenges I see are continuing corporate attempts to derail and diminish the project by all means, and the lesser threat of Social Justice Warrior bullshit.

          Free and especially open source software seem to be on the rise lately, though most of the people participating may not even know what the FSF is. Which I think is a good question: Is the diminished stature of the FSF a problem as long as things are moving in the right direction? It is true that 'open source' isn't always 'free', and some will view the current trend towards open source as a pallative instead of real progress. But even the largest corporations are actually supporting open source these days in many projects, and occasionally even 'free as in beer' software, and that is a hell of a change from even two decades ago.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WizardGed View Post

            The article is talking about the FSF not GNU
            that's true, but it also had linked to https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Down-From-GNU with the link title being something like "He had also resigned from the GNU Project". That link has since been removed.

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            • #7
              Can anyone bring the (evil) quote (or a link to it) that Stallman said that led to his resignation?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by programmerjake View Post

                that's true, but it also had linked to https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Down-From-GNU with the link title being something like "He had also resigned from the GNU Project". That link has since been removed.
                Ahh, that explains it! Michael is pretty fast on the updates and I wasn't early enough to catch it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Geoffrey Knauth
                  [a bunch of stuff]
                  Welcome! Now let's talk about how LGPL is presently irrelevant to the overwhelming majority of software distribution. We are in the era of static linking.
                  Last edited by wswartzendruber; 08-05-2020, 09:34 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wswartzendruber View Post
                    Welcome! Now let's talk about how LGPL is presently irrelevant to the overwhelming majority of software distribution. We are in the era of static linking.
                    LGPL doesn't care about dynamic or static linking, that's a common misconception.

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