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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:00:03 +0100
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>>>>> On Mon, 04 Jan 2021, Alfred M Szmidt wrote:

> That doesn't really matter, the list lists non-free software packages
> and users can easily think that the program is free software (since
> there is no license information associated with it).  That alone is a
> good reason to not suggest it.

> Since this web site does almost the same job as the Free Software
> Directory, why not interface against that instead?  That lists
> exclusivley packages that have been confirmed to be free software.

These are completely different services. The FSD is a catalogue of
free software with human readable descriptions (and IIUC, entries are
maintained by humans). Whereas Repology provides lists of packages and
their versions, with the info being obtained from various repositories
in an automated way.

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