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> > 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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