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Re: Futile bug reports?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Futile bug reports?
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 09:31:54 +0300 (IDT)

On 8 Aug 2001, deja8501 wrote:

> rms@gnu.org (Richard Stallman) wrote in message 
> news:<200108082315.RAA11829@aztec.santafe.edu>...
> > Meanwhile, venting your anger with terms like "FSF Emacs" is
> > not likely to make us want to communicate with you more.
> I didn't want to sound angry or offensive. English is not my mother
> tongue therefore I sometimes cannot express my thoughts properly. I
> wanted to be constructive, that's why I suggested setting up a bug
> tracking system
> I'm what you can call a free software enthusiast. I use FSF Emacs all
> the time and I want to make it better with my bug reports.

The issue here is that there's no such thing as "FSF Emacs".  It's 
usually a term used by people who have derogatory attitude towards GNU 
Emacs; thus Richard's comment, especially since the rest of your message 
did sound quite angry.

> I think that alienating your users with statements like yours above
> (the one about communication) does not help making the free software
> movement more successful.

We are merely human.  No one likes when software they spent years 
working on is a subject of name-calling.

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