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Re: Emacs packages, GitHub and software freedom

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs packages, GitHub and software freedom
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 23:32:29 -0400

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  > 1. This was all brought up quite some time ago and RMS basically came
  > down saying that on balance, we have to accept people will host packages
  > on github and that being hosted there was not to be an impediment to
  > being included in ELPA or nonGNU ELPA. This might seem contradictory
  > given FSF statements about github,

This is not a contradiction.  We urge people not to host anything on
GitHub -- see https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria-evaluation.html
-- but we do not reject packages simply for being hosted there.
Those are two different questions.

There are many computing practices we criticize or condenm, but we
don't react to them all with the greatest possible degree of

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
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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