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Re: New Emacs maintainer

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: New Emacs maintainer
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:07:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Since we all know how to manage threads, I feel okay doing a me-too post here:

Congratulations, John!  You seem like the right person for the job; I hope you 
will feel that way in six months :-).  (Not sarcasm -- I think you will!)


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.

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