I don’t think I replied before, but this last version LGTM!
I have nothing against adding “5. Reserved for future use”.  :-)


Andreas Enge <andr...@enge.fr> skribis:

> On Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 09:46:56PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Thanks, Andreas, for this new version!  Some comments below.
> They are integrated into the attached new version. For good measure,
> I have capitalised "GNU System" as you did and thrown in a few italics
> as suggested.
> Andreas
> GNU Social Contract
> This document states the core commitments of the GNU Project to the
> broader free software community.
> The purpose of the GNU Project is to provide software and systems that
> respect users' freedoms.
> * The GNU Project respects users' freedoms
> The GNU Project provides software that guarantees to users the
> /Four Essential Freedoms/, without compromise:
>   0. The freedom to run the program as they wish, for any purpose.
>   1. The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does
>      their computing as they wish.
>   2. The freedom to redistribute copies so they can help others.
>   3. The freedom to distribute copies of their modified versions to others.
>      By doing this they can give the whole community a chance to benefit
>      from their changes.
> Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
> Unless the GNU Project deems that a different choice furthers the advancement
> of free software, all software written by the GNU Project is distributed
> under /copyleft licenses/, designed to ensure that developers cannot strip off
> users' freedom from GNU software.
> Besides upholding the Four Essential Freedoms, the GNU Project pays attention
> and responds to new threats to users' freedom as they arise.
> * The GNU Project provides a consistent system
> The GNU Project develops an operating system, the /GNU System/, as well as
> a set of applications.  Each software component developed by the GNU Project
> is referred to as a /GNU package/.  GNU package developers work together to
> ensure consistency across packages.  GNU packages should follow the design
> and development guidelines of the GNU Project.
> * The GNU Project collaborates with the broader free software community
> Free software has extended beyond the GNU Project, which works with
> companion free software projects that develop key components of the
> GNU System.  The GNU Project aims to extend the reach of free software
> to new fields.
> * The GNU Project welcomes contributions from all and everyone
> The GNU Project 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.  It commits to
> providing a harassment-free experience for all contributors.

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