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Re: New maintainer

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: New maintainer
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:14:02 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:

> So if at this point you were to say that, as far as being an Emacs
> maintainer goes, you understand and are willing to abide by the priorities
> Richard has articulated, even though you disagree with them, that would
> settle an important question. Or if you don't think you can abide by them,
> in your work as maintainer, that would be useful to know too (though it
> would probably result in you not being the maintainer).

I'm pretty sure that if it came up in a significant way, I wouldn't be able to
stand by it. The insistence on Bazaar over Git, for example, caused me to stop
contributing to Emacs a few years back. And I've been unhappy about the DSO
situation since around 1999. Very glad to see these two getting resolved!

What I wonder is whether Richard and I could reach a compromise if it happens
while we're working together. I'm not saying everything has to go my way; but
if I see something that needs to happen for the sake of users, would we be
able to find an alternate path? I'm not sure this can be answered in a mailing
list thread. It depends on what rapport develops between me and the FSF.

I'll be in the Boston area at the beginning of December; I'd like to stop by
the offices of the FSF, and sit down with Richard to talk about these things
face to face. That would answer more for me than any amount of debate.

If that timeframe is too long for a decision, I'm willing to help out Emacs
until it becomes a real problem. There are plenty of areas where no
disagreement exists at all.


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