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Re: Emacs Mac port

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Mac port
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 19:19:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> On 12/29/2015 08:00 PM, Clément Pit--Claudel wrote:
>> Yet this is precisely what we do, unwillingly: GNU Emacs lack of
>> features on GNU Linux (compared to forks available on other systems)
>> gives people practical reasons to use a non-GNU Emacs, on a non-free
>> platform (that's where Emacs (but not GNU Emacs) works best).
>> Thus not accepting these MacOS-specific features in GNU Emacs only
>> encourages people to prefer a non-GNU fork of Emacs; it doesn't do
>> anything to prevent them from switching to a non-free platform. In
>> conclusion, instead of using GNU Emacs on a non-free platform,
>> people use a non-GNU Emacs on a non-free platform.
> I think we consider people using non-GNU Emacs less of a problem than
> people using non-free platforms (or, worse, moving to them). Forks of
> Emacs are still libre software, after all.

Not if you have to agree to onerous conditions in order to even compile
them.  Please take a look at the XCode use conditions.

David Kastrup

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