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Re: new Emacs maintainer(s)?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: new Emacs maintainer(s)?
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:39:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>   >     Do you still plan to turn over Emacs maintenance to someone else? 
>   > 
>   > I would still like to do so.
> What can the Emacs development community can do so that this happens
> sooner rather than later? 
> I am asserting that your time is extremely valuable, it is better
> spent working on FSF/Free Software in general (and technical issues in
> Emacs rather than management issues).
>   >     Have you made a decision on who is going to be the new Emacs
>   >     maintainer(s)?
>   > 
>   > I have not made a plan.
> Here a modest proposal to advance in that direction: name Chong Yidong
> as the 22.x maintainer (assuming he wants the job), his work on
> pushing 21.1 out was outstanding. 

++version.  While I agree that his work on 22.1 was outstanding, one
has to be aware that the main task of a maintainer is not writing
code, but rather setting (and following) policies, and organizing,
motivating and structuring the work of others.

David Kastrup

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