There is currently a mutiny going on within the GNU project. Some people are breaking away to fork parts of GNU. I won't mention it by name, or link it, because I don't want to boost it.
If you see it: it's *not* the GNU project. Keep supporting GNU, on gnu.org !
Yes. The use of the GNU "brand" for that is weird though. It somehow reveals there's something off with the intentions. Something similar happened at GNU when RMS resigned from the FSF back in 2019 iirc. It was just noise. Anyway, we'll be seeing how far this gets and in what shape.
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GNU branding up until recently has been a fairly reliable mark of gold standard open-source software, not necessarily user-friendly but functional and adaptable. Hopefully that branding won't be tainted by anti-meritocratic ideological stunting, like the Linux brand is right now.
> If the Program specifies that a proxy can decide which future versions of the GNU General Public License can be used, that proxy's public statement of acceptance of a version permanently authorizes you to choose that version for the Program.
Perhaps that proxy is FSF for a number of projects. For individual projects, perhaps people should just choose that proxy as themselves.