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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Björn Bidar
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 15:41:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> 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

Than I misunderstood RMS when he said:
>>Please do not encourage people to load packages from MELPA.

> 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.

I wasn't aware of packages in MELPA that do such a thing, especially
about non-free packages.

>From my knowledge Melpa doesn't contain those packages nomore than Elpa
already does (Microsoft Exchange support, excorporate).

Can you name such packages?

In the end people either can use Emacs on day to day work where they are
forced to use such systems that interact with non-free services or not.



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