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From: Bastien <>
To: Tim Cross <>
Subject: Re: Moving some lisp/ob-*.el files to org-contrib - your advice?
Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 01:15:40 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Tim Cross's message of "Tue, 04 May 2021 08:19:53 +1000")

Tim Cross <> writes:

> +1 on this and the list of proposed languages.

Thanks for the feedback.

> Do any of these ob-* files have FSF copyright i.e. author assigned
> copyright to FSF. Just wondering, given the contrib package will live in
> non-gnu repo, if this is something we need to be concerned about or not?

All these ob-*.el files are part of Org core, so they are part of
Emacs and require the authors to sign the FSF papers.

So there is no real problem here.

org-contrib.git contains files with a free software license: most of
them are GPLv3+, a few of them GPVv2(+) and one (or two, from memory)
is using a MIT license.  So there is no blocker for org-contrib.git
to be packaged as a NonGNU package.

> Strikes me there is nothing written in stone here, so if a language
> becomes popular and it has maintainers, we can always review the
> decision to move it 'out' and when justified, move back into core.

Yes - on the other hand, we don't want to move files out of Org's core
too often.

> I think it is good having a clear distinction and the idea that if your
> using a contrib package, it is 'best effort only' and not guaranteed to
> work with the most recent org version compared to 'core', which has an
> expectation it works with most recent org version.

Yes, this is also the idea.  That's why I called for more maintainers
for the ob-*.el files, but we're not there yet, and for now it would
be too drastic IMHO to remove some ob-*.el for which we don't have a
maintainer or we are not 100% sure they are compatible.  But luckily
enough, I don't think backward compatibility problems happen often
with Babel files.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-03 23:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-03 15:13 Bastien
2021-05-03 17:49 ` Timothy
2021-05-03 18:05   ` Bastien
2021-05-03 19:36     ` Palak Mathur
2021-05-03 19:44       ` Timothy
2021-05-03 19:47         ` Palak Mathur
2021-05-03 20:34         ` Bastien
2021-05-03 20:33       ` Bastien
2021-05-04  7:55   ` Eric S Fraga
2021-05-19  3:36     ` Jack Kamm
2021-05-03 20:52 ` Victor A. Stoichita
2021-05-04 10:19   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-04 11:28     ` Bastien
2021-05-04 18:38       ` Victor A. Stoichita
2021-05-04 11:32   ` Bastien
2021-05-03 22:19 ` Tim Cross
2021-05-03 23:15   ` Bastien [this message]
2021-05-04 10:19 ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-04 11:10   ` Bastien
2021-05-06  9:19 ` Jean Louis
2021-05-06  9:39   ` Bastien
2021-05-14 18:23 ` Greg Minshall
2021-05-17 16:39   ` Greg Minshall

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