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Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs
Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 22:29:45 -0400

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  > That was my impression initially too.  But in practice it evolved to
  > a place for the "not quite ready for prime-time" cases: i.e. we
  > let most everything in, provided they have copyright and adhere
  > to some minimal conventions.

That is a good point.

                                  So we don't uphold the same
  > standard there, never did, I think.

Not 100% of the technical conventions, I think -- but the exceptions,
the ones we don't insist on before putting the package in ELPA,
should be things that we can reasonably hope to fix.

                                         Nowadays, I see ELPA as a
  > staging place for packages to come in, eventually make it into core
  > _and_ back into ELPA as :core packages.

I didn't know we were using it that way, but it seems like a good

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