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From: "Lennart C. Karssen" <lennart@karssen.org>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Release Org 9.4.2
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:27:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <15a13de1-18ce-2169-2548-755ed1f17240@karssen.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lfdxlgqs.fsf@gmail.com>


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On 16-12-2020 19:41, Tim Cross wrote:
> 
> 
> Github is not an option here. The problem is, github encourages the use
> of proprietary, non-free software, which conflicts with the GNU's
> primary goal of software freedom. As Org mode is a GNU project, it
> cannot use Github in any fashion which would encourage the use of github
> interfaces that require/encourage the use of non-free software, which
> unfortunately, key parts of their web UI does.

I'm not an expert in web technologies and their licenses, but given that
Debian, KDE and Gnome use Gitlab [1,2] this Github alternative may be an
option to consider too. The open core of Gitlab is licensed under the
MIT license [1] (which may or may not be acceptable for this community...).

I personally use Gitlab both via the web interface and in Emacs via
Magit's forge [4]. So far, this works well for my daily workflow. I
guess the 'young ones' using Github would be equally happy with Gitlab.


My two cents,

Lennart.

[1] https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/open-source/
[2] https://salsa.debian.org/public
[4] https://github.com/magit/forge

> 
> With respect to providing a different forum which might e more familiar
> or more comfortable to younger users who are not as comfortable with a
> mailing list, I don't know what the answer is. By definition, being an
> old user who is out of step with the trends of the young, I an other old
> timers probably don't have the necessary familiarity with modern trends
> to do anything here. If young users need/want a different forum, they
> need to take on the responsibility for that initiative. The only
> restriction is that the forum must fit with the philosophy and guidelines
> of the FSF with respect to free (libre) software and not just 'open
> source'.
> 
> Personally, I think on-line communities went backwards after the decline
> of USERNET newsgroups.
> --
> Tim Cross
> 

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-22 14:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-14  7:04 Bastien
2020-12-14 14:10 ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-14 14:18   ` Bastien
2020-12-14 15:19     ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-15 11:38       ` Eric S Fraga
2020-12-15 13:58         ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-15 14:24           ` Bastien
2020-12-16  3:59             ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-16  6:19               ` Bastien
2020-12-16  7:00                 ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-16  7:14                 ` TEC
2020-12-16 13:04                   ` Gustav Wikström
2020-12-16 13:49                     ` Eric S Fraga
2020-12-16 14:11                       ` Gustav Wikström
2020-12-16 14:50                         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-12-16 15:05                           ` Gustav Wikström
2020-12-29  9:42                             ` TEC
2020-12-29 12:14                               ` Gustav Wikström
2020-12-16 15:13                       ` Loris Bennett
2020-12-16 19:01                         ` Tim Cross
2020-12-17 13:27                         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-12-17 15:32                           ` Greg Minshall
2020-12-17 23:19                             ` Samuel Wales
2020-12-16 14:56                     ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-16 18:41                     ` Tim Cross
2020-12-22 14:27                       ` Lennart C. Karssen [this message]
2020-12-22 15:07                         ` TEC
2020-12-22 16:18                           ` Bastien
2020-12-22 19:46                             ` Jean Louis
2020-12-15 21:12           ` Daniele Nicolodi
2020-12-16  5:19             ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-12-18 21:49 Asa Zeren
2020-12-21 12:25 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-01-02 22:45 ` TRS-80

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