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Re: Patches to add s3cmd and python-magic

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Patches to add s3cmd and python-magic
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:25:36 -0700
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Before the s3cmd package gets submitted, I'd like to confirm first that
it meets the Free System Distribution Guidelines for inclusion in Guix:

I wonder whether it meets those guidelines because I see language like
the following on other pages that are linked from there:
"Another meaning (which overlaps that but is not the same thing) is
Service as a Software Substitute, which denies you control over your
computing. You should never use SaaSS."

And here:
"With free software, we, the users, take back control of our
computing. Proprietary software still exists, but we can exclude it from
our lives and many of us have done so. However, we are now offered
another tempting way to cede control over our computing: Service as a
Software Substitute (SaaSS). For our freedom's sake, we have to reject
that too."

The purpose of s3cmd is to provide a command-line interface to Amazon S3
and CloudFront, which are services.  The only use for s3cmd is to enable
people to use those services.  With that in mind, does s3cmd meet the
guidelines for inclusion, or does it not?  I'm not sure, and I would
appreciate a second opinion.


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