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emacs-27 11e3413: Fix text about Lisp archives in the Emacs FQ

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: emacs-27 11e3413: Fix text about Lisp archives in the Emacs FQ
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 03:58:08 -0400 (EDT)

branch: emacs-27
commit 11e3413cff3126c54244d0ecaface36ca518bf42
Author: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
Commit: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>

    Fix text about Lisp archives in the Emacs FQ
    * doc/misc/efaq.texi (Packages that do not come with Emacs): Warn
    about using Lisp archives other than GNU ELPA.
 doc/misc/efaq.texi | 21 ++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/misc/efaq.texi b/doc/misc/efaq.texi
index b2ed60b..f948a48 100644
--- a/doc/misc/efaq.texi
+++ b/doc/misc/efaq.texi
@@ -3474,15 +3474,18 @@ You can browse the resulting @file{*Packages*} buffer 
to see what is
 available, and then Emacs can automatically download and install the
 packages that you select.  @xref{Packages,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}.
-There are other, non-GNU, Emacs Lisp package servers, including:
-@uref{https://melpa.org, MELPA}; and
-@uref{https://marmalade-repo.org, Marmalade}.  To use additional
-package servers, customize the @code{package-archives} variable.  Be
-aware that installing a package can run arbitrary code, so only add
-sources that you trust.  Also, packages hosted on non-GNU package
-servers may encourage or require you to install and use non-free
-software; for example, MELPA is known to host some packages that do
+There are other Emacs Lisp package archives.  To use additional
+archives, you can customize the @code{package-archives} variable.
+Those archives have no affiliation with GNU Emacs, and we do not
+monitor how they are maintained.  They may pay close attention to
+correctness and safety of the code, or they may give only cursory
+Also, packages hosted on these other archives may encourage or require
+you to install and use other nonfree programs.  Unless you can verify
+that a package is free software, and that it functions without
+installing any nonfree software, we recommend for your freedom's sake
+that you stay away from it.
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