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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 11:15:16 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0 (3d08634) (2020-11-07)

* Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> [2021-01-06 22:27]:
> > Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2021 21:53:08 +0300
> > From: Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support>
> > Cc: ulm@gentoo.org, ams@gnu.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org,
> >  Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> > 
> > "Distributable" is vague and does not say really what license it is,
> > but I do ensure you that Opera is proprietary software.
> > 
> > And so on, and so on.
> > 
> > By putting repology.el into GNU ELPA, GNU software like Emacs will
> > become a good reference to unethical software repositories promoting
> > among proprietary software.
> Showing information about a package and a link to download it is a far
> cry from "promoting" it.

To promote means to contribute to the progress or growth of, in one
definition, and in other it means to make publicity for
something. Reference comes from Wordnet dictionary.

repology.el is promoting software packages including many non-free
software packages.

You may have different opinion on what promoting means. I don't agree
it is not promoting.

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