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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 13:56:40 +0000

Does that mean you wish to exclusively include repology.el into GNU ELPA?

Like you can't use that package without including it in GNU ELPA? Can you use 
website directly?

I can.

What is real problem there?

On January 8, 2021 12:34:22 PM UTC, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:48:53 +0000
>> CC: rms@gnu.org, ulm@gentoo.org, arthur.miller@live.com,
>>   dgutov@yandex.ru
>> From: Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support>
>> That is maybe your way of finding free software. Since 1999 I find it
>from distributions and if I don't believe it enough I will look into
>I'm not talking about finding free software, I'm talking about
>determining whether a given package is free software, and under what
>license it is distributed.  The FSD doesn't give me that information.
>It also doesn't give me enough information about related components,
>like fonts, for example.
>Finding the facts about these components is the bread and butter of
>every GNU maintainer for a more-or-less complex GNU package.  Not
>being able to do this part of my job with GNU-endorsed free software
>is a major blow.  And the most painful part of that blow is that I
>cannot understand the reasons for it.  Once again, repology.org does
>NOT promote any software packages it lists, regardless of 

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