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Re: New Emacs maintainer

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: New Emacs maintainer
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:02:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> John Yates <address@hidden> writes:
>> Thank you John for stepping up and for whatever comprises you may
>> have had to make to reach agreement with Richard. I am sure that we
>> will all benefit from your leadership.
> Actually, there were no compromises made. I found Richard to be an
> absolute delight to talk with. We discussed the architectural history
> of Pompeii, admired his reading library, his tea collection... :)
> I think many people misunderstand his devotion to freedom as being
> unreasoning in his views -- as I had, not just a few month ago! On the
> contrary: I proposed several Emacs-related ideas that I expected him
> to balk at, only to find he happily considered everything, even
> suggesting further improvements.  At no point did I ever get the
> feeling that I was speaking to a closed mind.
> I only wish I lived nearby so I could spend more time with him. He is
> truly an amiable fellow. I have no worries about our ability to find a
> common path in future, if issues that threaten his goals for software
> freedom arise.

I am quite glad to hear it.

David Kastrup

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