On Jul 8, 2017, at 20:02, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <address@hidden
Usually when I discover bugs in things part of Emacs itself I just work
around them, since starting to contribute to the project would require
signing papers etc., which would be a huge hurdle compared to what I'm
fixing (none of my Magit contributions are major, just small fixes here
That's interesting, because everything I've contributed so far to emacs (2 small code patches and 1 documentation patch, *only*) is trivial and I've signed the papers right away to not be bothered with that anymore.
For one paper signed, you can contribute your fixes that will be used by *all* the emacs community. So a few minutes of your time allow your code to help *everybody* in the emacs community however trivial you think your contribution is.
And conversely, you would not find emacs as useful as it is now if hundreds of people had not taken a few minutes of their time to sign the papers.