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Re: Integrating package.el

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Integrating package.el
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:04:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman writes:
>  >     Naturally, it's up to whoever manually curates the index to ensure the
>  >     package follows the guidelines for that archive. For the FSF archive(s)
>  >     it would mean ensuring copyright assignment is in place; for folks who
>  >     want to maintain their own archives it would probably be something
>  >     simpler like making sure it's licensed as free software.
>  > 
>  > I am worried that this will lead to a problem.
>  > Namely, there may be increasing numbers of packages
>  > that we can't get adequate papers for and can't put into Emacs.
> This is a problem as opposed to increasing numbers of packages that
> are available only to their authors and you can't put into Emacs?  At
> least this way you'll have a contact address for authors.

No, it's a valid concern.  It's hard work hunting down papers and
integrating packages.  We must make sure a package system does not tempt
us to just "dump and forget".

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