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Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 19:33:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.91 (gnu/linux)

>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 19:56:59 +0300
>> On 11.05.2020 19:33, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> > Why do we need to bless any package?  I can understand why the package
>> > developers would want to be blessed, but why do_we_  want to do so?
>> Because we can tell the users on our home page to:
>> 1. Install Emacs,
>> 2. If you [do IDE stuff with it], install packages b and c.
>> 3. Be productive.
>> or
>> 4. [do some creative stuff with it]
>> 5. Install packages d and e.
>> 6. Be happy and create.
> We can say the same without having the packages in ELPA, we just need
> to tell them in addition to set up package.el for MELPA.

No, we cannot do that. MELPA contains packages promoting non-free
software and services, so at least Richard would surely veto that.


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