This page collects endorsements of version 1.0 of the GNU Social Contract by GNU maintainers. The endorsement period will end on February 24th, 2020—see the timeline below.
The following GNU maintainers endorse the GNU Social Contract, version 1.0:
GNU Maintainers may approve developers to help with GNU package maintenance. The following GNU package developers endorse the GNU Social Contract, version 1.0:
The goal of the GNU Social Contract is to state the core values GNU maintainers who have endorsed it are committed to uphold. It is both an agreement among us, GNU contributors, and a pledge to the broader free software community.
Additionally, we think it can be a first step towards formalizing a transparent and collective governance of the GNU Project.
The process followed by this initiative is not supported by Richard Stallman. Nevertheless, we consider it a legitimate action by and for GNU maintainers to collectively define the core values we believe GNU stands for.