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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:25:34 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

> Do you really think developers will choose inferior tools, and thereby
> work harder, die sooner, and provide less for their children all

With a single sweeping statement you have overlooked the staunch
loyalist, the staunch detractor and all the in betweens.  Even in this
very thread I can categorize people and their position in to these three
buckets with little or no effort.

As an Emacs user and a contributor, it is best to articulate how you are
personally impacted by a decision that GNU project makes.  You have
little stake in whether GNU succeeds or not.  (When I am saying this, I
assume that you don't confuse your wish for GNU's success to mean that
you have pledged your personal resources for it's success).

I am sure you realize that FSF folks have a belly.  Their income is from
the work that they do.

If you feel strongly that GNU project is wrong, the best way to do it is
re-consider your donation - in terms of code or money or voluntary
involvement in the community.

Unless you get your foot in to the FSF or GNU's board-room, it is
unlikely that your arguments in this list will make a significant

Remember the old maxim:

The fox that fattens is the one that is fed.  Keep feeding GNU.  It will
continue to fatten irrespective of whether some other beast is fattening
or not.

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