Richard Stallman <rms(a)gnu.org> writes:
> Whether you like it or not, people are using ssh because it fulfils
> their need, a need they consider very important.
> Whether I like it or not, most people don't agree with the goals of
> the GNU Project. (... importance of saying no ...)
This is a non-sequitur, but I see where it's leading to.
You cut the most important part of what I said, and it wasn't by
chance that you cut it. By disallowing your users to use ssh from GNU
Emacs, you are doing a disservice to your users and, ultimately, to
GNU. If you don't provide ssh support, others will, and you will lose
a foothold in the community. Even when the free ssh replacement is
done, the foothold might not be regained.
But this is your choice, and I will not criticize it any more.
Fortunately, the GPL allows the users to choose. I don't think the
XEmacs project will follow your line of reasoning -- usefulness to the
users comes first, politics comes second.