[gnutls-devel] GNUTLS is not going anywhere

Eli Zaretskii eliz at gnu.org
Thu Dec 13 04:49:51 CET 2012

> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:42:10 +0100
> From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org>
> Cc: karl at gnu.org, johns at gnu.org, gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
> On 12/11/2012 09:04 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > Nikos, when you volunteered to maintain GNUTLS, the GNU Project
> > entrusted its development to you.  Your contributions so far are
> > appreciated.  However, the project GNUTLS does not belong to you.
> > If you want to stop doing this job, you can.  If you want to develop a
> > fork of GNUTLS under another name, you can, since it is free software.
> I pretty much regret transferring all rights to FSF, but it seems there
> is nothing I can do to change that. If I receive a formal request from
> FSF I'll change the name of gnutls and continue from there.

With all due respect to the involved parties: since you discuss this
on a public list, may I ask to please publish the reasons for this
schism?  It is sad enough to read about such unfortunate incidents in
the Free Software movement; doing so without understanding what the
heck is going on is too much.


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