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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:05:16 -0500
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Could you people actually read what goes in this thread before getting
on your high horses.  The author already sent a new version days ago
which tries to filter out non-free packages (and I'm working with him
to refine his code).

'Nough said,


Richard Stallman [2021-01-07 02:49:31] wrote:

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> You've brought us bad news about repology.org.  Not only does it include
> nonfree packages with no effort to avoid them, it fails to provide
> enough information for us to easily filter them out.
> I see two ways we could possibly manage to use repology.org in the
> Free World.
> * Find a way to distinguish free from nonfree packages.  I see two
> ideas One is to snarf the lists of free packages from Debian and
> Parabola.  Another is to see if free packages list a license that
> shows they are free.  You might have other ideas.
> * Ask the developer of repology.org to work with us to indicate which
> packages are free, maybe even provide a way to specify "show me only
> free packages".
> Does anyone have another idea?

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