[gnutls-devel] GNUTLS is not going anywhere

Eli Zaretskii eliz at gnu.org
Thu Dec 13 18:47:33 CET 2012

> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:10:38 +0100
> From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org>
> CC: rms at gnu.org, karl at gnu.org, johns at gnu.org, 
>  gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
> (a) I felt particularly frustrated when FSF (when gnutls started
> around 2000) was insisting the transfer of the copyright to it, even
> though I had decided to transfer the copyright to FSFE (this is a very
> old issue but it had great influence on me as I realized that the
> transfer of rights was not simply for protection against copyright
> violations).
> (b) The feeling of participation in the GNU project is very low, as even
> expressing a different opinion in the internal mailing lists is hard if
> not impossible.
> (c) There is no process for decision making or transparency in GNU.
> The only existing process I saw is "Stallman said so"
> (this may not be bad, unless some threshold of disagreement has been
> reached - but then it is fair to be able to disassociate myself from the
> project).
> It is true that I did very little to change any of the above and I may
> have let quite some people down, but after few discussions in the
> internal mailing lists, I felt there is a pretty big gap between me and
> the project (I should distinguish here the GNU hackers from the GNU
> project).

Thank you.  I'm still sad, but at least now I know more about why.

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