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Re: Auto-installing packages?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Auto-installing packages?
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:50:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (gnu/linux)

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. ]]]
> The difference between Emacs and packages available over the net
> is not merely technical.  It affects legal issues, and it affects
> communication of our message,
> So we should not try to minimize its visibility.  Just the contrary,
> we need to make it the difference visible, something that users will
> think about.

And, yet, the mantra is "ELPA is Emacs". It requires copyright
assignment (with all the intense pain that this entails), the files say
"part of Emacs" and so forth.

So, for the case of Emacs and ELPA installing over the network vs
pre-packaged is, I think, merely technical.


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