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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: Wed, 13 May 2020 00:07:01 -0400

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  > Currently, the way you answer such a question is that you look at
  > the commit, try to determine the author, and check a list of
  > people who have assigned copyright to see if the author is in it.

  > This process is cumbersome, because few have access to the list.
  > One way to make it smoother is to add an API that gives access to
  > that list.

I would like to make that easier.  That may be complex.  We don't
publish the list, for privacy reasons.  We don't want to offer
the public a way to probe the list.  We can offer certain people
access to probe the list in limited ways.  We need to discuss that
with the FSF.

  > Indeed, currently, when you assign copyright to the FSF, you sign
  > a document with a GPG key.  The FSF could sign that key to
  > indicate "we have received copyright papers for this author".

  > Then, to verify "do we have papers for the author of this commit",
  > anyone could check "is this commit signed with a key signed by the
  > FSF"?

At first glance, this looks good to me.  It would be necessary
for people to study it to make sure it doens't have problems.

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

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