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From: Richard Kenner <kenner <at> vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu>
Subject: Re: GCC 4.4.0 Status Report (2009-03-13)
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gcc.devel
Date: Friday 20th March 2009 23:07:01 UTC (over 8 years ago)
> > The  GCC maintainers work on behalf of the FSF and in some matters
defer
> > to the FSF.  It's that simple.
> 
> Yes, but it's not written anywhere that release and especially branching
> policies are one of this matters.

The matters to which we defer to the FSF are any matters that they *ask*
us to!  They own the code.  If RMS, for some reason, decides that he
doesn't
like the phrasing of a comment somewhere, we have to either convince RMS
he's wrong or change the comment.

As a practical matter, the FSF *delegates* most of their responsibilities
to the maintainer of the package, but they can undo that delegation as to 
any matter any time they want.
 
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