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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:37:13 -0500

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  >    > It does so by listing (describing) them; that legitimizes the non-free
  >    > programs.

  >    You are saying those programs are breaking the law?

  > The GNU project policy is to not legitimizes non-free software, what
  > the law says is irrelevant here.  So I fail to see what law has to do
  > with anything.

I think there is a linguistic misunderstanding here.  "Legitimate" can
mean "legitimate according to the law" or "legitimate according to
standards of right and wrong".  I generally use it in the latter
sense, and I think you do too.  Maybe Eli applied the first

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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