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Re: Grammar checking

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Grammar checking
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2023 23:28:58 -0400

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  > Perhaps the LanguageTool.org owners would consider this a violation of
  > their service's terms and conditions as a justification for not accepting
  > contributions of source code to the project.

This seems to assume that a developer has an obligation to install any change
that "is an improvement" and must submit a "justification" for not adding it.

That seems very strange to me.  I think any developer is entitled to
reject a change and does not have to justify rejecting it.

  > We could consider forking that code in a limited way: adding new rules.

We can consider forking in any manner whatsoever.  Of course, forking
the free version of LanguageTool has a practical downside (more work
for us!) as well as an upside.  We might decide it is not worth the

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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