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Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 22:54:00 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 21:58:45 +0300
> On 11.05.2020 21:20, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>> 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.
> > If your problem is mentioning "MELPA" the name, we don't have to do
> > that.  How to add any site to the package.el setup is already
> > documented in the Emacs user manual.
> If we don't do any of that, we can't create a publish a user-friendly 
> guide "How to IDE" on our website.

I don't think we should give up our standards to gain a couple of
marketing points.  It is completely backwards, IMO, to put that cart
ahead of the horse.  We are supposed to develop high-quality software
first and advertising ourselves second, not the other way around.

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