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Re: spect. [Was: Reordering etc/NEWS]

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: spect. [Was: Reordering etc/NEWS]
Date: 7 May 2007 19:53:37 +0200
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 20:15:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 12:50:25PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:

> I will consider the proposal if it is requested by a substantial group
> of people who are treating me with respect over a period of time.

A conjecture regarding respect:  In every pair of hackers in this
mailing list, each has some specialist skill or knowledge useful to
the project that the other lacks.  Therefore respect is due from
everybody to everybody else.

More to the point: respect is due from everybody to everybody simply as
fellow travellers on the weary road of existence.  We all want the same
thing - Emacs 22.1.  I think a lot of us are feeling stressed and
frustrated right now - so it's not a good time to squabble.

Richard has to decide when Emacs is ready to release, and that's a
decision fraught with uncertainty and stress.  So everyone, please stop
bugging him!

Alan Mackenzie (Ittersbach, Germany).

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