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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 02:49:19 -0500

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  > 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?

The GNU Project would not criticize anyone for that.
Indeed, we don't generally criticize users for running nonfree programs.
And we don't claim the power to "forbid" anything (except for GPL violations).
You're condemning things which don't have to do with us.

The issue at hand is not about what users are allowed to do.  And
Jean's message was not about what users are allowed to do.  We are
talking about what WE should, and shouldn't, say to the public in
Emacs and other GNU packages.

If you look once again at the References node, you'll see what
this is about.

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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