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Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:29:23 +0300

> From: Jambunathan K <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:33:04 +0530
> Cc: address@hidden
> By continuing to work on Org-mode, I am supporting Bastien which I don't
> intend to.

No.  If you continue working on Org-mode, you support the community of
Org-mode _users_!

This is not about you against Bastien; this is about you against the
community.  If you didn't understand this by now, I don't know what
other arguments could ever show you the ugly, selfish side of your

> I don't approve of what he is doing (in his role as a maintainer)

Then do what disagreeing people do in these circumstance: fork.  Then
let the users judge whether they value your branch more than the other
one.  This is the Free Software paradigm for solving irreconcilable
disagreements.  By contrast, what you are trying to do is punish all
the Org users on behalf of _personal_ feud between you and the head
maintainer.  This is why everybody and their dog turn against you,
don't you see it?

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