State of Pidgin: Attracting and Maintaining New Contributors

Gary Kramlich grim at
Wed Oct 4 01:01:14 EDT 2017

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Gary Kramlich wrote:
> > At this point in time we are not well equipped to support drive by
> > contributors.  If we were to make that easier by using the mythical
> github
> > unicorn you claim exists, we would be doing both the contributors and
> > ourselves a disservice.    There's nothing more than that.  Once we're
> in a
> > position where we can support those contributors, sure it'll be
> > considered.  But it's crap like this from the git-bros that are
> irritating
> > as hell.  Next thing I know you're going to be telling me that I'll only
> > get contributors if I enforce a requirement that contributors must use a
> > specific editor...
> I mean, the good ones all use Emacs.

Sure, but the great ones all use ed :)

> Ethan


Gary Kramlich <grim at>
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