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Re: Improving GNU ELPA

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Improving GNU ELPA
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:26:56 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > > Typically things like incorrect copyright notices or compilation 
> breakage.
>   > Does ELPA not check for the copyright? I.e. if it's incorrect, it will
>   > be wrong in the git repo only and not in the distributed ELPA package.
> We could make ELPA check that files have the correct copyright notices.
> We could also make it check that they have the correct license notices.
> It would be useful to implement sending us warnings for that.
> Would anyone like to implement this?

It already does this.

Incorrect copyright notices are nothing urgent, since they need not go
live to elpa.gnu.org -- they will be present only in git. So not an
urgent need for changes.


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