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Re: Trying out GitLab (was Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Trying out GitLab (was Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit)
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 15:54:24 +0300

> From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <address@hidden>
> Cc: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
> address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:43:44 +0200
> > It's actually more than that: patches submitted to Emacs need to
> > conform to our coding and various other standards: include
> > properly-formatted commit log messages, documentation, and (where
> > appropriate) tests, etc.  Patch review could require cleanup changes
> > etc.
> >
> > People who find this too much of an effort should perhaps describe
> > their solution without showing any actual code, so that someone else
> > could implement it.  This way, copyright assignment is not an issue,
> > and chances are the change will be eventually made.
>    "My project's requirements are so onerous that some find it not worth
>    their time to contribute at all, but it's OK because those some
>    people can instead describe in prose what their not-good-enough
>    contributions should look like instead, surely that'll yield the same
>    end result.".
> I think that's a fair paraphrasing of the point you made.

No, it isn't fair.  You've added some derogatory adjectives which
weren't there, and that completely distorts the message.  It was meant
to be positive, and propose a practical alternative through which
people could still contribute and have the problems they bumped into
solved, without requiring too much effort.

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