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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:58:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Well, no disrespect to the 1985 people, but didn't
> countless of people work on Emacs, every single day
> since, and still do?
>
> I know RMS was the sole maintainer for a long time. Is
> there any data on how many people, from what
> countries, etc., etc., worked on Emacs? Where did it
> start? Some Lispers at MIT?
>
> I know that Emacs-w3m is done by Japanese programmers.
>
> On Usenet, most people seem to be from northern
> Europe. (I have to admit that Sweden's contribution
> cannot compare to our neighbours. That's why *I* am so
> active, ha ha.) USA, of course.
>
> The excellent Russian (and ex-USSR) and the very
> skilled Latino hackers are not here, for the
> ridiculous reason they are not comfortable with the
> English language!  That's a huge loss for *us*, so
> *speak*!

Perhaps I should have said... those are generalizations,
and should not be "applied", and certainly not to any
one individual or whatever, if you get my thinking.

-- 
Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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