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Re: Release Org 9.4.2

From: Gustav Wikström
Subject: Re: Release Org 9.4.2
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:04:11 +0000

> From: Emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode-bounces+gustav=whil.se@gnu.org> on behalf 
> of TEC <tecosaur@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 08:14
> To: Bastien
> Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org; Pankaj Jangid
> Subject: Re: Release Org 9.4.2
> ...
> I actually have a few thoughts on this.  I'm afraid that I don't think
> Org/Emacs are doing a good job of being accessible to younger
> individuals who have never used a ML / sent patches before (I should
> know, I'm one such individual, and the lack of familiarity was a
> significant deterrent). Whether a ML is a more efficient way of doing
> things or not ultimately doesn't matter in this regard, because it's
> simply not something I or many others are used to.
> Just to be clear, I'm not advocating for getting rid of the ML and
> jumping on GitHub etc. :P

But to be fair, the collaboration features of GitHub surely would be a
BIG net positive if the goal is to attract contributions and gain a
bigger mindshare. That together with an open collective funding model
of some sort. Because let's be fair. This is a hobby project and it
would be cool if it could be something else at least for someone!


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