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    SubjectRe: What is up with Redhat 7.0?
    On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 04:13:25PM +0100, Nix <> wrote:
    > > (Froget about the "committe" stuff...)
    > Marc will probably agree here that this (except for the bit about RH
    > owning Cygnus) is purest garbage. The whole *point* of the Steering
    > Committee is to prevent any single interest from gaining control of

    BTW, AFAIK gcc is the only large free software project that has an
    explicit rule that (quote):

    * No single organization is allowed to have 50% or more of the votes.
    [This includes groups of developers from the same company or a

    The cygnus/redhat merger was indeed a point where this rule had to be
    checked, fortunately even redhat+cygnus is well below the 50% mark.

    But even if it were true, it isn't good.

    > It is up to the release manager (following the release criteria) to
    > release GCC. It is not up to RedHat. But they can, if they want, ship an
    > unreleased GCC.

    Yes, they can do whatever they are allowed by the license, of course. The
    question is wether it's right, or what the consequences are.

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