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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:01:24 +0300

> From: Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:51:40 +0200
> The primary reason to maximize process transparency is to reduce
> potential misunderstanding.

That's the advantage, yes.  The (not insignificant) disadvantage is
that every revealed detail of the process tends to trigger a
non-trivial amount of discussions, objections, counter-proposals, etc.
When there's no urgency, this disadvantage is negligible, and should
be generally disregarded.  But when the action should be urgent, the
optimal balance between transparency and just getting the job done
shifts.  I think in this case the balance was about right.

Ultimately, in such extremal situations, the community should trust
those who do the job.  If they are not trusted, they shouldn't be
asked to do the job in the first place.

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