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* [OT] Another way org-mode is different
@ 2011-03-24  5:44 Jeff Horn
  2011-03-24 21:04 ` John Hendy
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jeff Horn @ 2011-03-24  5:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Org-mode ml

See http://cl.ly/5TwV.

The relevant quote:
"There’s no perceived value in open source for mentoring,
facilitation, disciplining of unruly users, training of newcomers or
non-technical users, etc., which are needed to support both designers
of any gender and women in any role."

This is definitely not true of org-mode. I have had more extensive
interactions with the Erics, Carsten, and Bastien, but *everyone* on
this list has been helpful in learning not just org-mode, but emacs,
literate programming and research, figuring out git, and becoming a
contributor as well as a user.

Thanks. You're all my mentors.

-- 
Jeffrey Horn
http://www.failuretorefrain.com/jeff/

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* Re: [OT] Another way org-mode is different
  2011-03-24  5:44 [OT] Another way org-mode is different Jeff Horn
@ 2011-03-24 21:04 ` John Hendy
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: John Hendy @ 2011-03-24 21:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jeff Horn; +Cc: Org-mode ml

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Jeff Horn <jrhorn424@gmail.com> wrote:
> See http://cl.ly/5TwV.
>
> The relevant quote:
> "There’s no perceived value in open source for mentoring,
> facilitation, disciplining of unruly users, training of newcomers or
> non-technical users, etc., which are needed to support both designers
> of any gender and women in any role."
>
> This is definitely not true of org-mode. I have had more extensive
> interactions with the Erics, Carsten, and Bastien, but *everyone* on
> this list has been helpful in learning not just org-mode, but emacs,
> literate programming and research, figuring out git, and becoming a
> contributor as well as a user.

Seconded! Though... I don't really count myself as a contributor so
much... though I hope to be one day! This group is truly fantastic,
supportive, and I've just been blown away by the level of assistance,
personal investment of time to figure things out, etc. On top of that,
I consider a non-existent rate of "RTFM"s an extreme positive!

What a dynamic project with an incredible rate of development and
incorporation of user-requested features. Most open source projects
really can't say that as far as I can tell.


Thanks all,
John

>
> Thanks. You're all my mentors.
>
> --
> Jeffrey Horn
> http://www.failuretorefrain.com/jeff/
>
>

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