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Re: Efforts to attract more users?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Efforts to attract more users?
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:22:28 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 08:37:06 -0400
> You can look at other people's patches the same way.  There is nothing
> wrong, in principle, with cleaning up someone else's patch.  It just
> takes work, and it may or may not be the way you want to contribute.
> In the end, if a person refuses to reformat or adapt his own patch,
> that doesn't make it impossible for us to use the patch, but does make
> it expensive.  Sometimes someone else will decide to do this work for
> him, but usually not.  The refusal will surely result in few of his
> patches' being installed, and when they are, it will be at the cost of
> more work for the rest of us.  So it will mean he effectively
> contributes much less -- that is why it is unfortunate. 

I agree and support everything you say above.

> But we have no reason to treat it as all or nothing.

No such decision was made, definitely not by me.  I was just
explaining why things might end up this way even if no such decision
was made.

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