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Re: Idea for determining what users use

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Idea for determining what users use
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 11:52:24 -0400

    For the un-informed public (read journalists, m$-evangelists, etc),
    putting such a feature into emacs could be used to bad-mouth the
    GNU project for installing "SPY-ware" on the users' systems.

It isn't spyware, and it obviously isn't spyware.  A few people
might get confused, but others would straighten them out.

    Consider a user who finds a feature that we have marked obsolete and
    decides to try it out ... SURPRISE, he's asked whether he wants to
    send mail to the emacs team about actively using this feature ...

He will read the message, and decide whether he wants to send it.
If he isn't really using the feature, he won't send the message.

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