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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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