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Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Ema

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Emacs?
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 23:21:15 -0400

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  > A good security model needs to fulfill 3 requirements

  > 1. People only have access to what they need. The current model fails with
  > this requirement as developers have access to modifying code they are not
  > responsible for.

Maintaining a specific GNU ELPA package in itsown individual repos
(and automatically copying commits patches from there into GNU ELPA)
would address this.  Only the maintainers of that package, plus a few
Emacs maintainers, would have access to write the per-package repo.

  > 2. Simple, reliable and robust. The system needs to be easy to use and
  > understand. If it is too complicated, it cannot be easily verified or
  > modified to fit evolving requirements.

I think this change would not harm convenience.  I presume the
per-package repo would be as easy to use as the GNU ELPA repo is now.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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