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bug#9248: 23.2; Welcome screen


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#9248: 23.2; Welcome screen
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:11:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

tags 9248 + notabug wontfix
close 9248
thanks

Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>   > There is very important political information on that screen about
>>   > user freedom, GNU and the FSF.  Yes.  But this way of showing it to
>>   > users is too intrusive.  We win the fight against proprietary software
>>   > also by providing the best possible user experience.
>>
>> We don't win anything for our cause if the users of our software
>> don't know what the cause is.
>>
>> It used to be that people could easily use Emacs for years and
>> never have the faintest idea what we are fighting for.  Emacs
>> displayed this information only in circumstances which they never saw.
>> When I discovered that, I changed it to present that information in
>> more circumstances, so that all users would see it.
>>
>> If it is slightly annoying to see this information when you already
>> know it, consider that that is a rather small sacrifice to make for
>> the cause of freedom.
>
> Those are some good points.  I think you convinced me that there is no
> need to change this, although my preferences are slighly different.
>
> Given the lack of support from other Emacs developers to change this
> default, I think it's unlikely to ever happen.  Therefore, it would
> probably make the most sense to close this bug as wontfix/notabug.

No further comments within 6 weeks, so I'm closing this bug now.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas





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