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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:52:10 +0100
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Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > I think personal judgement here is very important. Providing information
>   > about attrocities of the WWII has informational value
> This is pertinent to the general topic of "providing information"
> but it is not pertinent to the specific topic, which is
> providing the information that there is a nonfree program
> called Foo which does X, Y and Z (which might be something
> you'd like to do, you being someone who doesn't hesitate
> to run a nonfree program.
Why do you think I don't hesitate to run a nonfree program? :-)

I am not arguing for use of non-free programs; I am arguing about
importance of having a consistent and sustainable philosophy useful as a 
set of guiding rules, insted of something that is left to subjective
interpretation. So that people one day does not have to go to some emial
conversation and check: what RMS did or said about this particular issue.

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