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Re: [ELPA] new package: tramp-docker

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: [ELPA] new package: tramp-docker
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 10:18:13 +0200


On mer., 19 oct. 2022 at 13:02, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:

>   >   Alas, the natural consequence is that
>   > > building containers implies a risk of including nonfree software.  The
>   > > more packages, the more risk.
>   > > As long as that is the case, we should warn people off of distributing
>   > > containers.
>   > Container is not the issue – it is just a format for packing as tar is.
> That is true, in a sense, but it is only one abstract part of the truth.
> I stand by what I said.
>   > GNU Guix produces container images including only free software and not
>   > relying on Docker binary or infrastructure.
> That is good -- as far as it goes.  But most people who build
> containers to release a free program don't do it with GNU Guix.  And I
> don't think most of them are free software activists.  When they
> release free program this way, the risk is real.

Applying this logic and argument, you have to put the same
consideration and/or warning around the usage of GNU tar inside GNU
Emacs.  Because your concern applies equally.

Which additional criteria do you apply for “container“ that you do not
apply for the usage of GNU tar inside GNU Emacs?


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