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Re: [Request] Inclusion in emacs group for ELPA contribution

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Request] Inclusion in emacs group for ELPA contribution
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 01:41:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Noboru Ota [2021-11-06 12:44:17] wrote:
> I have been developing an Org add-on package Org-transclusion
> (https://github.com/nobiot/org-transclusion).  I would like to
> contribute it to the ELPA repository.

I just took a look at it.
AFAICT you're almost the sole author/contributor.

I see "louixs" contributed some code which seems to be just acceptable
without paperwork, but it might be worth asking him to sign the
paperwork anyway so we can accept any future contribution of his.
Could you do that?

> I signed and returned the FSF copyright assignment form on Friday, 5th
> November 2021 (yesterday).

Excellent, thank you.  It will take a bit more time until the FSF can
confirm reception.

We're trying to reduce the (excessive) number of people who have write
access to Emacs's Git repository (and we like to give it only after we
have gotten to know the contributor and can feel confident that they
will follow our coding conditions), but nowadays elpa.gnu.org is
equipped to fetch updates from remote repositories, so we can add
`org-transclusion` to GNU ELPA and you can keep updating it without
needing to be included in the "emacs" group.

> I would appreciate it if someone could advise if my request should be
> acceptable.

Adding org-transclusion to GNU ELPA looks definitely acceptable.
Let me know when the FSF confirms reception of your paperwork so I'll
add it then.

One thing I did notice along the way.  Every .el files will need to have
a line like:

    Copyright (C) 2021  Free Software Foundation, Inc.

[ Instead of "Copyright (C) 2020-21 Noboru Ota".  ]
near the beginning.  And I recommend you also add the

    ;; This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    ;; under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
    ;; Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your
    ;; option) any later version.
    ;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
    ;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    ;; General Public License for more details.
    ;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
    ;; with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

blurb to each `.el` file.
Thanks for your contribution,


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