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Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"

From: Antoine Levitt
Subject: Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:18:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

15/06/11 15:47, Sean Sieger
> Antoine Levitt <address@hidden> writes:
>     >     They don't want GNU's "official" participation in the survey, they 
> just
>     >     want the largest number of open source developpers to participate. 
> Their
>     >     study is about how open source devs work together as teams in
>     >     distributed environments. Emacs is open source (aside from being 
> "part
>     >     of the GNU project"), therefore it makes sense to ask emacs devs for
>     >     their input on this. Philosophy has nothing to do with it.
>     >
>     > Antoine that's a sloppy way of promoting the ghost of dissolution you
>     > mention above.
>     I don't promote anything. I just think that trying to force an agenda on
>     such a survey is essentially useless. It's like someone on the street
>     loudly complaining that the system of government is wrong to a pollster
>     asking who you're gonna vote on the next election. It's slightly awkward
>     to walk by, but I just have to cross the street and ignore it, which is
>     what I'm going to do.
> In both cases, the pollsters are investigating possibly private matters,
> convictions---for one to ask for the allowance of some context to be
> given in the interest of more precise expression is understandable, even
> laudable.

Have you actually read the survey? It's all about how, not why. Any
reason anyone might have for contributing to emacs is entirely
irrelevant. This is empty arguing at its finest, so can we please
recognize that everybody is agreeing with each other, answer the bloody
survey, let the poor man do his job, and move on?

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