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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 02:48:34 -0500

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  > Since you like dictionaries a lot, maybe you should look up word
  > "information" and word "promotion" in some. They are two different
  > things.

The two are not the same thing, but providing information about
something often has the effect of promoting it.

The node References in the GNU Coding standards explains the relationship,
including its subtleties.

  > However dogmaticism and stigmaticism has never proven to be useful in
  > the long run. On contrary it is unproductive and potentially harmful. It
  > holds for every aspect of human life.

Maybe so, but what the node References actually says is not dogmatic.
It also does not criticize anyone.  It merely states our policy
about how to handle such issues.

  > So is neither ultra-radicalism, it has tendency to alienate people.

I agree, but we are not as radical as you're saying.

  > As a curiosa, I wonder what do you think, how much of medical software
  > that powers life-holding machines in hospitals is *Free*? Should we
  > erase all those chips and hardrives? What do you think about *that*
  > unethical software?

Does anyone here advocate that?  I don't.

I understand that you feel offended.  But responding to that by
fighting "back" will only increase hostility.  Someone else will fight
"back" by attacking you.

Please, everyone, stop attacking other people.  If you can't stay calm,
stay quiet.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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