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Re: XOAUTH2 (GMail) auth source integration package now on github

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: XOAUTH2 (GMail) auth source integration package now on github
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:15:42 -0400

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  > Yes -- for a variety of reasons, I don't think this is a good
  > candidate for inclusion in ELPA or Emacs itself, but should stay
  > as a standalone package (added to MELPA whenever I have the time
  > or somebody else does it).

Please don't add it to MELPA if it has a nontechnical problem!

  > Strictly speaking, there is no dependency on Google at all in the
  > package: it should work with any "XOAUTH2-compliant server." In
  > practice, however, Gmail is the only reason people need support
  > for XOAUTH2 authentication mechanisms, so it's a moot point.

That might make a significant difference.  I thought you were saying
that this program itself depended on Google, but now it appears I
misunderstood that.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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