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Re: new Emacs maintainer(s)?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: new Emacs maintainer(s)?
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 15:33:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

>> I agree.  In addition, as I have many Unicode related works
>> not yet finished for Emacs 23, and discussions in English
>> take lot of time for me, I would very much appreciate if
>> someone else takes the leadership of the whole project.
> That is why I suggested that we have a committee of 3 people for
> each release:
> - a "technical lead" which is responsible for the "quality" of the
>   major modifications to the software (i.e. C and Lisp code).
> - a "release manager" which is responsible for the release, including
>   documentation, copyright stuff, packaging, etc  (basically anything
>   else)
> - a "chairman" (the third person) who has the "final word" on any
>   disputes in the committee, based on an overall understanding of
>   Emacs "policies, history and visions" (whatever they are)...

Similar structures have apparently worked well for many free software
projects.  So I think it's a very good idea, though the decision of
whether or not to go down this route is Richard's to make.

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