Steve Youngs <steve(a)sxemacs.org> wrote
o I want a development environment that doesn't get boiled
down in "politics".
That is wonderful!
What method are you going to use? After all, neither you nor any
other developer is interested in politics, but must have others force
politics upon you.
The XEmacs people decided on irrelevance: be obscure, do not do
anything that supports the rights of others to develop. The GNU
people decided to fight, even though they do not want to.
Fortunately, that mostly means most do not have to fight.
Are you going to make sure that every contributor makes sure his or
her employer or university provides legal papers that will convince a
judge that the contributor has or had the legal right to contribute?
That way when someone unfriendly sues a company you have never heard
of for plagiarism (obviously, no one will sue you or other developers)
the case is thrown out of court.
Or are you planning to be so irrelevant and obscure that no one takes
someone else to court?
Also, how are you planning to avoid the politics of patents? No one
into software development and freedom will go near them, unless forced
to. So what will give you the power to keep them away (besides being
obviously irrelevant, or are you planning on irrelevance)?
Robert J. Chassell
bob(a)rattlesnake.com GnuPG Key ID: 004B4AC8