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Re: Casting as wide a net as possible

From: raman
Subject: Re: Casting as wide a net as possible
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:14:34 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

well said! > [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > My thought was that what Emacs needs before all else is more
>   > users.  Period.
> We would like more people to use Emacs, but we should never think
> that we _need_ more users.  When developers of a free software package
> think they _need_ more users, it is a lever that can be used
> to push them into bad decisions.
> When some people use Emacs, they are getting benefit from our work.
> We are glad it benefits them, we intended it to benefit users, and we
> hope to make it benefit them more, but we don't _need_ them to be
> pleased with our work.  We're the ones who did them a favor -- not
> vice versa.
> Likewise, when some people don't use Emacs, that's their loss, not our
> loss.


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