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Re: Update of ELPA package guess-language

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Update of ELPA package guess-language
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:20:33 +0000

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

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>   > > It is that, but more than that.  The developers of some NonGNU ELPA
>   > > packages have not (as far as I know) made any arrangements with us.
>   > > They never engaged to maintain the code in accord with the rules of
>   > > NonGNU ELPA, so we can't presume that they are doing so.  We can only
>   > > look at their changes and then decide what to do.
>   > To be fair, I have notified every package maintainer that has been added
>   > to NonGNU ELPA, to inform them of how (NonGNU) ELPA works, what they
>   > should remember if they are interested in being part of the repository.
> I am concerned there may have been a misunderstanding here.
> We specifically did not want to insist that every package's developer
> agree to follow NonGNU ELPA rules.  Our plan was to have two ways of
> handling a package in NonGNU ELPA:
> 1. The developers would undertake to follow the NonGNU ELPA rules,
> and we would import their changes automatically.
> 2. The developers would not undertake anything, and we would look
> at new versions to see whether to import them.
> Did you just say to all of them that they all had to do (1)?

No, I just inform the maintainers that their packages have been added to
NonGNU ELPA, how it works (new versions are released when the "Version"
attribute is updated) and that they might update the documentation if
they are interested in promoting NonGNU ELPA as a installation method.

        Philip Kaludercic

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