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Re: Android port of Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 22:13:11 -0400

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  > But yeah, as in a previous message of Eli, there are jobs that have to
  > be done.  E.g., what happens if this port delays a release in some
  > manner (Po Lu not having the time to address the issue, or it is
  > complicated, whatever)?  

Android support is of secondary importance _to us_, for various
reasons, one being that it is a nonfree system and not worthy
of being treated as having high importance.

If we want to make a release, and the support for Android has a bug
that nobody around can fix at the time, I think we should (1) announce
widely that we seek someone to fix this problem, (2) wait around a
month or so, then (3) make the release with a note in it describing
the problem.

In the announcement we should explain that Android is a nonfree system
and thus morally should not have highest priority, with suitable
references to further info.  Teaching that idea is an important part
of our mission.

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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