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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:53:51 +0000

You can study, is free.

I don't see problem with anybody wishing to study anything.

On January 8, 2021 7:04:13 AM UTC, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
>> From: "Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@gnu.org>
>> Cc: eliz@gnu.org, bugs@gnu.support, arthur.miller@live.com,
>>      rms@gnu.org, ulm@gentoo.org, emacs-tangents@gnu.org
>> Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:07:13 -0500
>>    > You are exagerating.  Nobody is saying don't do research, I'm
>>    > sure you are capable of finding that information on your own. 
>But it
>>    > is a different thing for GNU do provide that information for
>>    But GNU software shouldn't help me in research?
>> In the research of non-free software, obviously no.
>And that is a serious problem, because GNU maintainers need to do that
>quite frequently, as part of their job they do for GNU.
>And other software users and professionals are likely to do that as
>well, in order to study software algorithms and implementations.  Let
>me remind you that (AFAIK) one of the main reasons for starting GNU
>was the inability to share ideas about software design and
>implementation, due to commercial entities' enforcement of a system
>where showing the code was prohibited.  It would be ironic if the GNU
>project prevented its followers from exercising the same freedom, by
>denying us the information about where to find that source code to
>begin with.

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