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Re: master 1e3b0f2: Improve doc strings of project.el

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: master 1e3b0f2: Improve doc strings of project.el
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 04:30:44 +0300
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On 17.07.2020 04:07, Richard Stallman wrote:
Emacs is not an "umbrella project" in the sense that you mean.  (That
is not the way the GNU Project works.)  It is a single project that is
meant to be coherent as a whole, and the Emacs maintainers are in
charge of the whole thing.

So, no provisions for respecting the author of the code, or deferring to the technical opinion of the maintainer of a particular part of Emacs? Even for non-critical issues?

One would think a project as old GNU would have considered non-technical aspects like that. If only to avoid ostracizing contributors.

> There are parts of Emacs that are developed and maintained by specific
people or groups.  Some of them take the form of "packages" while
others are simply areas of expertise.  The Emacs maintainers mostly
leave those areas to the people who work on them, to divide up the

This makes is sound like the bulk of the work is performed by people tasked with the said work by the maintainers. Which is very often not the case.

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