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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:25:39 +0000 (UTC)

   Richard Stallman <address@hidden>:
   > I usually don't have an internet connection, so I could not possibly
   > use the methods you recommend.  I cannot communicate with people by
   > IRC.  I cannot get information from a web interface.

   "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>:
   Er...perhaps you should fix these problems, rather than allowing them
   to limit and damage Emacs and every other project you are involved in.

Why should RMS change his politics or his procedures?

As for myself, I cannot have a continuous Internet connection, for
example when I am visiting.  Moreover, I certainly don't want one at
home because (a) although I have a great deal of security I am not an
expert and I don't trust that I won't run into a malicious external
site, and (b) I want to get work done and not be interrupted.

I know there are people who do not mind interruptions, but I am not
one of them.  For me, that is key.  Different people have different

An advantage of email is that you don't have to respond for a day or

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