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Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:06:57 +0300

> Cc: eliz@gnu.org, danflscr@gmail.com, philipk@posteo.net,
>  monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 22:02:25 +0300
> >    > Ah, but the model is opt-in to change, not opt-out.  Thus
> >    > opponents of change start off with an advantage
> > 
> > That's ok.  We don't have any obligation to be "fair" to
> > wishes for changes that other users don't like.
> We're literally under no "obligation" to anything. But is it a good outcome?
> Under the current system a sufficiently loud single user can effectively 
> veto any change. Or at least 3-4 such users.
> But even 5 or 10 users are in no way representative of our entire user base.

Opt-in changes are an effective way of dealing with such resistance.
They cannot be easily vetoed.

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