Vladimir G. Ivanovic writes:
This may be old news, but just I stumbled upon this:
Seems mostly true, except for the damned lie about "failed attempt at
an aggressive take-over". The funny thing is that Jamie never wanted
to be Emacs maintainer, and neither did anybody else at Lucid. What
they really wanted was a crash project to produce something usable in
their IDE, and then turn it over to GNU to maintain. Ex post it was a
sucker bet, but on the other hand, they couldn't lose: even if there
was a fork, it was still the cheapest way to produce the world's best
editor for their IDE.
One comment that's missing is David Kastrup's "XEmacs tries to be a
better Emacs; Emacs tries to be the best editor" or something like
that. I don't entirely agree with it, but there's something important
to be learned from it.
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