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Re: [O] org mode moves to GNU emacs core

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] org mode moves to GNU emacs core
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:58:24 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Adonay Felipe Nogueira <address@hidden> writes:

> I have just thought of some more advantages and disadvantages too.
> * Strengths
> ** One less split in development effort
> This one explains itself. Also, for a related article against "forking",
> "bundling", and "reinventing the wheel" practices, see
> [[https://wingolog.org/archives/2015/11/09/embracing-conways-law]].
> * Threats
> ** People who still refuse to contribute to GNU Emacs for some reason
> I have seem people making completely separated projects from GNU Emacs
> due to concerns of being required to assign copyright to the
> FSF. However, first and foremost, I must add that I'm in favor of doing
> such assignment, because FSF is a charity organization --- not just a
> non-profit ---, and they, together with other organizations, do
> community-oriented copyleft enforcement, not the
> "average"/"extortion-based" copyleft enforcement.

Whoa: some of what you describe exists (see e.g.
but it is a distant outlier. Calling it "average" is as inaccurate as
calling Pele an "average" footballer.


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