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Re: More metaproblem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: More metaproblem
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 14:37:20 +0200

> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 06:41:47 -0500
> From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> > > 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.

Slogans.  No real data to support that.

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