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Re: New maintainer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: New maintainer
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:52:59 +0300

> From: John Wiegley <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:25:36 -0700
> >>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > It's too bad, IMO, that you evidently assign so much importance to issues
> > with which you disagree. Cooperation is about finding the areas of
> > agreement, which are certainly vast in this case, and using them for the
> > common good, rather than poking at the few disagreements.
> > 
> > You will have to decide up front whether a possibility of no compromise in
> > some situations is something you will be able to live with. This is
> > something that IMO sheds light not only on your relations with Richard and
> > the FSF, but also on your relations with other contributors here, because
> > such situations will arise there as well.
> > 
> > [...] And my question is: why not concentrate on those areas, and simply
> > "bypass" (a.k.a. "ignore") the rest?
> Eli, the time I have free to spend on open source projects is very limited,
> and extremely precious to me. There are a hundred more things I want to do,
> than can do, on any given day.

Same here.

> So to make a commitment of this extent, I must be confident in what
> I'm getting myself into. Not just the technical content, or even the
> political content, but the "spirit" of those who are in charge of
> decisions that could make my life as a contributor miserable, should
> they choose.

All understandable and agreed.  I have no problem with the questions
you ask.  I just responded to one specific thing you wrote that is not
a question at all:

> I'm pretty sure that if it came up in a significant way, I wouldn't be able to
> stand by it.

That's pretty black-and-white, no gray areas there.  I do hope that
this kind of confrontation will happen less in Emacs development than
it happened until now.  Maybe I'm naïve.

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