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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:24:14 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> Cc: bugs@gnu.support, ulm@gentoo.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org,
>       ams@gnu.org, arthur.miller@live.com, dgutov@yandex.ru
> Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 02:49:19 -0500
>   > 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.

We are mis-communicating: I was talking about myself wearing the Emacs
maintainer hat.  See my other messages in this thread.

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