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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 15:15:55 +0200

> From: Björn Bidar <bjorn.bidar@thaodan.de>
> Cc: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>,  stefankangas@gmail.com,
>   monnier@iro.umontreal.ca,  eliz@gnu.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 15:01:24 +0200
> I am objecting against the assumption Melpa equals bad. I can understand
> the issue with some of it's packages or even the place of distribution
> but it hard to replace a platform like Github for the network effect it
> has.

No one says MELPA equals bad, and Github is not the issue here.  We
just avoid recommending people to use MELPA because doing so could
accidentally cause someone to install non-free packages, or packages
that proliferate or require non-free programs.  It's a preference
thing, not a damnation.

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