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Re: Common Lisp in Emacs (lisp-mode, font-lock, SLIME, SLY, ...)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Common Lisp in Emacs (lisp-mode, font-lock, SLIME, SLY, ...)
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 22:58:07 -0400

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You seem to be taking offense, and I don't understand why.
Can you help me understand?

I didn't mean any offense.

  > As a side point: A big amount of people consider GIMP as derogatory
  > (and its name actively harms its reputation),

Sorry, I don't follow.  What is derogatory about "gimp"?  I understand
it to mean a person who walks a little unevenly, perhaps due to a
long-ago leg injury.

                                                  but GNU is refusing to
  > rename it.

The GNU Project can't "rename" a GNU package just by saying so.
It would be the wrong way to treat the GIMP developers.  It would
be the wrong way to treat you, too.

I suggest we all reread the GNU Kind Communications Guidelines and
think about how they might apply to this conversation.  They help us
avoid hurting each other's feelings.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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