On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Stephen J. Turnbull <turnbull(a)sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
> (0) Appointed myself author. I think that's appropriate since I don't
> see how there can be a consensus on writing this page correctly.
> I volunteer to be maintainer for it even if you can't stand the
> way I write and insist that it be ghosted. :-)
The style looks good to me. OTOH I /am/ Australian and we are known to
be... lazy about the language. :)
> (1) I substituted "Stallman" for "RMS" throughout. I'm more
> comfortable with that, but would immediately revert if most people
> preferred the initials.
Typical usage here, and in both the UK and the US to the best of my
knowledge, would be 'Mr Stallman', or his first name, depending on how
informal the document is. The formal title and name address is probably
best in this context.
> (3) Added a "Community Participation" section to "The XEmacs Point
> of View". Comments appreciated.
Possibly there should be an equivalent pointer (or link to pointer) for
the FSF Emacs, to retain the balance?
> (5) Added a bunch of sections describing some philosophical
> differences (starting with "What Is the Role of the FSF?").
> Seemed good when I wrote it, but the whole topic is flamebait.
> Comments requested.
It's flamebait, yes. OTOH, it also seems right from my point of view,
and I was never an xemacs developer(tm).
I don't think it's *that* bad, though, and I didn't spot anything that
wasn't factual (if potentially biased) to the best of my knowledge.
OTOH, I am also an Australian and we are known for not giving a damn
about anything, so I have a high tolerance for flame-inducing material. :)
Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator,
but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
-- W.H. Auden