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Re: More metaproblem

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: More metaproblem
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 06:41:47 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Stephen Leake <address@hidden>:
> Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:
> > The barrier to the documentation change is when people see senior devs
> > pointing to etc/CONTRIBUTE as a fine place for dev documentation and
> > think "Oh, so the project thinks that's okay?  They point to that as a
> > solution, rather than as a problem?  I guess I'm in the wrong place."
> I have not seen anyone (other than you) state this.

Potential developers look at things like this and they see a project
that has learned nothing and forgotten nothing since before 1996.

No one thing like this is a dealbreaker for any single person. It's
the accumulation of such details that acts as a KEEP OUT sign.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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