[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:18:59 -0500

   Showing information about a package and a link to download it is a far
   cry from "promoting" it.

   Suppose I want to download a potentially non-free package to study its
   code, or even just to understand with what kind of license it is
   distributed (since you say the site itself doesn't tell) -- is this
   "verboten" as well in Jean Louis's interpretation of what a Free
   Software follower should and shouldn't do?

I think the issue here isn't what you, I, or Jean Louis does -- but
what the GNU project does.  

The GNU project doesn't want to give non-free software the remote
changes of success, so mentioning or linking to it unless it is very
well known would be working against its own goals.  This is all
written down in the GNU coding standards, what GNU project should or
shouldn't do, in the now so overly quoted section 'References to
Non-Free Software and Documentation'.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]