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Re: Futile bug reports?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Futile bug reports?
Date: 16 Aug 2001 22:14:21 +0200
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 10:54:24 +0000
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deja8501 <procmail@freemail.hu> wrote on 8 Aug 2001 23:04:06 -0700:
> 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.

Er, what Richard was unhappy about was the term "FSF Emacs".  Apparently,
this has somehow become a term of abuse when referring to Emacs, but I
don't understand why.  If you use the name "GNU Emacs" instead, everybody
will be happy, I think.

[ .... ]

> Tom

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