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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 21:27:42 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0 (3d08634) (2020-11-07)

* Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> [2021-01-08 17:46]:
> > What is real problem there?
> I thought it was obvious.  Since it's evidently isn't, let me cross
> the t's and dot the i's for you:
> We develop Emacs because we think it helps users.  We don't develop it
> as some academic exercise to be shown in some ivory tower, nor as
> merely an example of what Free Software can become.
> I came to Emacs because it helped me do my everyday's work, and I've
> taken upon myself the burden of being its maintainer because I want it
> to help others, and become better at helping them.
> Thus, whether I personally can access that site is immaterial.  I
> don't need your, or anybody's, permission to do whatever I want with
> my systems.  It's the Emacs user community that I'm trying to help,
> and I believe I'm not the only one who needs to do those tasks that I
> described.  Refusal to make this, or any other package that has the
> similar audacity of showing information about software in a completely
> neutral way, to be available from GNU ELPA diminishes from the
> community, and thus hurts me in my effort to help the community
> members to enjoy software freedom.  That is why I'm speaking up.

If I understand it better you wish to help general Emacs users without
regard if GNU as project would be giving all those references to
non-free software.

I find it unfortunate as that is not quite aligned with GNU project
and I hope you will not find that too odd, you have known that GNU
project is about free software.

Now I wish you good luck,

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