[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Fri Jun 10 22:18:55 GMT 2016

On 06/10/2016 06:25 AM, André Silva wrote:
> On 06/10/2016 05:53 AM, André Silva wrote:
>> On 06/10/2016 12:59 AM, Luke Shumaker wrote:
>>> On Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:55:26 -0400,
>>> Richard Stallman wrote:
>>>>   >  1. In this formal context, I believe that we should use formal name
>>>>   >     given to it by its developers.
>>>> In this case, you have to choose to give this kind of respect
>>>> either to the developers of Arch GNU/Linux or to the GNU Project.
>>>> Respecting the former means joining them in disrespecting us.
>> It is my propose to solve it:
>>      4.  **Parabola and Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution)**:
>>          We will develop an operating system that is a free
>>          version of the GNU/Linux system from "Arch" project
>>          and possibly other Arch-based systems.  ...
> s|propose|proposal|

Even in my proposal we should use 'Arch GNU/Linux' or 'Arch (the
GNU/Linux distribution)' as the former Arch operating system name in
Parabola project, not just our Social Contract.

'Arch Linux' is a misnomer, because the system is GNU/Linux and
Nomenclature page [0] needs expansion to explain that we will use the
correct name 'Arch GNU/Linux' or 'Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution)'
because we are giving this kind of respect to the GNU Project.

In FSDG [1], specifically in "Please Avoid Repeating Propaganda and
Confusion" says about list of words to avoid, in that list explains
about Linux system as word to avoid [2]

Parabola is a endorsed distro by FSF and it should avoid propaganda and
confusion, even if Parabola talks about another distros (eg. Arch,
Ubuntu, Suse, etc) inside the project.


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