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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:31:18 +0200

> From: "Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@gnu.org>
> Cc: bugs@gnu.support, arthur.miller@live.com, rms@gnu.org,
>       dgutov@yandex.ru, ulm@gentoo.org, emacs-tangents@gnu.org
> Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 13:18:35 -0500
>    > The GNU project doesn't want to give non-free software the remote
>    > changes of success, so mentioning or linking to it unless it is
>    > very well known would be working against its own goals.
>    So you are basically saying that no GNU package can ever help me
>    find out information about potentially non-free software?
> Why should a GNU project ever give any legitimacy to a (specifically,
> unknown) non-free software program?  E.g., by listing information
> about it or linking to it.

I explained why.  You elided that.  I guess you are unwilling to
engage in a serious discussion of a practical problem.  Oh well.

>    I see no problem here, either: repology.org doesn't promote or
>    legitimize any of the packages whose information it records.
> It does so by listing (describing) them; that legitimizes the non-free
> programs.

You are saying those programs are breaking the law?

>    Maybe we should continue this discussion on another, more suitable
>    GNU list.
> When I remeber, I try to replace emacs-devel@ -- but sometimes one
> forgets.  I've replaced emacs-devel@ with emacs-tangents@; maybe some
> other list might be more appropriate?

I see no reason to continue, since you basically ignore all the
substance.  I presented a practical problem, and you instead chose to
respond on an abstract philosophical level.  Sorry, not interested.

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