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> So a very long time ago I was wondering: What if we could
> take for example Gentoo's portage (and overlays) and process
> ebuilds with an importer? There is software on there which does
> not fall into our Guidelines by licenses, but there are many
> more receipes on there we can make use of.
> Ultimately we'll have the QA to check if it's compatible etc.
> ebuild format changes every 2 years (in theory, sometimes stable
> formats changed even between these 2 years) as another format gets
> added.

Oh, and because of the (hopefully most of the time correct) field for
licenses we could even filter out incompatible licenses.

> So we would "just" need an ebuild-reader which would process this
> from .ebuild (there's also .eclass we need to consider) to guix package.
> We could do the same with PKGBUILD from the Archlinux based systems
> and maybe other formats of other systems.
> Or is this an idea which could never be in master because of this
> systems providing receipes for software which is not fully compatible
> with the Guidelines?
> Just a "what if" question…
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> ng0
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