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Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Will Farrington
Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:38:27 -0500

On Jan 18, 2009, at 10:02 PM, Chong Yidong wrote:

Will Farrington <address@hidden> writes:

Eliminating bugs from Emacs is *always* a good thing, even for
proprietary platforms. I think discouraging people from trying to
improve Emacs based upon the platform they use sends the wrong

That's not the point.  Certainly, contributions are welcome for all
platforms. However, in the case of GSoC, we're trying to select a small
number of projects to be worked on.  In this case, it makes sense to
steer people towards efforts that do not narrowly benefit non-free

I agree that steering students in this direction of course is a good thing, but I also think that students shouldn't be expected to adopt a new platform with which they should focus themselves unless they are already interested in doing so. Obviously, there are more than likely some students who are interested in more open platforms, and more than likely GNU will favor those who do so -- which is understandable. But at the same time, I think it's important that

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