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Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 22:07:55 +0100
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>>>>> On Sat, 09 Jan 2021, Richard Stallman wrote:

>> For example, the tarball of org-mode as released by upstream [1]
>> contains Relax-NG schemas [2] distributed under a license that doesn't
>> allow modification. Does that make org-mode a non-free package?

> It looks like we will have to study the situation and reach a
> conclusion.

>> Another example is the intlfonts package [3], which contains some
>> Tibetan fonts with a non-commercial restriction.

> That sounds like a bug.  Bugs happen, but they do not constitute
> a fundamental confusion.  I will investigate.

These were just meant as examples, and my comment wasn't about these two
packages in particular. There are many more such cases of free packages
that include some strictly optional non-free files.

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