Why are GCC and Guix so disproportionately filled with wreckers? What the fuck is their deal? I am guessing GCC is because of its corporate backing, but the Guix devs and their incessant need to hurl themselves into every FLOSS controversy is bizarre. >Attempted coup against Stallman in GNU>Censored their mailing list when people called them out>Did not sign the anti-Stallman letter as an organization but most of the members did>Now this
Note that signing their social contract is MANDATORY if you want to play along with them or their projects. The document looks harmless, but look at the bottom:>The GNU Project commits to providing a harassment-free experience for all contributors. It wants to give everyone the opportunity of contributing to its efforts on any of the many tasks that require work. It welcomes all contributors, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, level of experience, or any other personal characteristics.
This is a statement that most people would agree with, but the wording here makes it obvious they're trying to build power in order to oust Stallman by invoking the letter's claim that he's a harmful bigot.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Andy Wingo, who is the founder, was openly considering a schism with GNU over Stallman:https://wingolog.org/archives/2021/03/25/here-we-go-again
I think the endgame of this thing is to pressure GNU maintainers into joining. Then, once enough people have joined, the social contract will be invoked to demand Stallman's removal from GNU and the ousting of the entire FSF board. If they do not give in, they will declare themselves to be the REAL GNU and become schismatic.