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Good to know there are people stepping down off of open source project leadership roles without throwing a tantrum!

Emacs is a GNU package. While you are correct to call it "open source", its maintainers prefer to call it "free software", in order to emphasise freedom.

Better to call it a GNU package, to emphasize the GNUness. GNU's definition of freedom is quite specific, and not my definition. Better to call it libre, as there is less confusion.

It's no more specific than any definition that forbids others from taking freedom away.

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