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Re: Release plans

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:14:16 +0900

Richard M. Stallman writes:

 >     I grant the conceptual possibility that you assert, but I deny
 >     its importance.  I claim it is both extremely unlikely to come
 >     to pass, and that we can deal with the process of it arising in
 >     other ways.

 > No one can tell for certain.  The only relevant fact is that the problem
 > scenario did indeed occur for Linux.

Linus invited binary modules, and eventually found it was a bad
thing.  You would not make that mistake; I don't think the
scenarios are the same.

 > Whether it would happen with Emacs, none of us can determine.

That is true.

 > I have decided not to take the risk.

That's a shame for Emacs, and for the free software community, in my

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