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Re: ELPA policy

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:51:31 +0200

> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:05:50 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Regarding my own case, this was the point:
>   I do not use GIT, so any updates I make to them
>   would not be done directly in the repository.  It was not
>   acceptable to update elsewhere (e.g. the wiki) and then have
>   someone or a program pull from there to the repository when
>   appropriate.
> In sum, some people will post code to MELPA, including some
> that you might someday want in Emacs.  And some input to MELPA
> comes from the wiki, not from GIT - but this is probably a small
> portion of what is in MELPA.

FWIW, I very much doubt that many people nowadays would share Drew's
issue with using Git.  Using Git is a no-brainer nowadays.  I actually
think this is a very unique situation, and anyone else who insists on
using MELPA doesn't do that for such simple technical reasons.  I
think the legal paperwork is the main issue, and also perhaps not
everyone would like to be accountable for their code practices before
the Emacs maintainers and their peculiar requirements and

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