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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2021 21:04:31 +0200
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On 09.01.2021 08:34, Richard Stallman wrote:
[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

   > > If the goal of the GNU project is to eliminate non-free software, why

   > Eliminate it by ignoring it, I take it.

You have misrepresented one of the secondary things we do
while denying all the rest.  The only point that expresses
is your hostility, and that harms our discussion here.

This is humor. Sarcasm may be the lowest form, but there's little left that I can use to underline the imbalance in your collective position.

And consider that this is exactly how it looks to a lot of people in our community. Which would be a valuable piece of info if you care about the said community and GNU's perception in it.

I suppose Eli conveyed the same point better in a more recent email, though, in a language that could be closer to your line of thinking.

Please pay attention to the Kind Communications Guidelines,
so you can express your recommendations in ways that contribute
to our work rather than hampering it.

Have you considered that condemning fellow FLOSS projects as "promoting proprietary software" is unkind? One could even call it libel.

I get it that it might be hard for you to reverse what seems to be a decades-long policy, but you could at least ask Alfred and Jean to tone the rhetoric down a bit. To keep our discussions more constructive.

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