> How are users who refuse to use proprietary websites or refuse the
> terms-of-service expected to contribute to this (and other extracted
> gems?)

I understood your opinion.

> Is it OK to email patches directly to maintainers (perhaps Cc:
> ruby-core?).  If so, can this be stated explicitly?

It's ok, If my proposal is accepted, I coordinate your concerns.

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