@MatejLach That seems to be an answer to a twitter thread from an ex-clojure contributor (https://twitter.com/cemerick/status/1067111260611850240).
Which honestly makes it kind of moot, because it's not about users. You do owe contributors! They made your software better, so maybe just try to make that part easy for them?
And this idea that patches will be rejected after years sounds awful. I mean rejecting patches happens, but the earlier that happens the better!
This makes me really not want to contribute to clojure.