[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Concrete suggestions to improve Org mode third-party integration ::

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Concrete suggestions to improve Org mode third-party integration :: an afterthought following Karl Voit's Orgdown proposal
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 09:20:22 +1100
User-agent: mu4e 1.7.5; emacs 28.0.90

"Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 8:42 AM Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think your working off a false premise. Your view is that org mode
>> should be available in other editors/software so that others can realise
>> the power and benefits it provides. I can understand that position.
>> However, the FSF position would be exactly the opposite. They would
>> argue that orgmode is a powerful and flexible tool that is part of Emacs
>> and if you want that power and flexibility, you need to use Emacs.
> Perhaps, but Emacs org users benefit from better support for org
> documents outside of Emacs.

That may be true, but it is secondary to the main goal of the FSF. It
isn't about benefit or convenience. It is about freedom. My guess is
that the FSF position is likely to be something along the lines that
while supporting/encouraging org mode in other, possibly non-free,
software might be beneficial to Emacs users, it not only fails to
promote the objectives of the FSF, it may actually work against it by
decreasing the incentives to move away from a closed non-free solution
to an open free one. 

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]