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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package manager

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package manager
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:37:25 -0400

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  > I have been thinking along similar lines, namely adding something like a
  > disallow-non-free. or gpl-compatible option to the package manager
  > (which would have the side-effect of placing a license restriction on a
  > project if the developer uses it but also ensures that end-users can
  > avoid accidentally installing things as a dependency they legally
  > can't).

That would work, for access via the package manager.  But if the site
also has web pages that describe the packages, we would want to exclude
the pages about nonfree packages, too.

Dr Richard Stallman
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