Re: Are DFSG free package in non-us part of Debian?
On Sun, Nov 15, 1998 at 09:01:13PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> I don't care what you want to call main, but I define main as
My definition of main is in the Policy Manual:
2.1.2 The main section
Every package in "main" must comply with the DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines).
In addition, the packages in "main"
must not require a package outside of "main" for compilation or
execution (thus, the package may not declare a "Depends" or
"Recommends" relationship on a non-main package),
must not be so buggy that we refuse to support them,
must meet all policy requirements presented in this manual.
When discussing about the future organization of things, anything else
(esp. how thing are now organized in FTP servers, except for planning
the transition) is irrelevant.
> None of non-US is on open USA ftp servers
This is a problem with USA legislation, not of the Debian project.
There are countries where cryptography is illegal to use, yet we do
not have a problem distributing crypto programs *outside* those
countries. Why should we (continue to) make USA an exception?
> and non-US is not usually part of CDs and it's certainly not part of
> the official CD.
It isn't *now*, which it is irrelevant. Have you read my proposition?
> How can something which is not on the ftp servers or CDs be a part
> of main? It isn't.
But non-US is on the FTP servers. It's not on all FTP servers, of
course, because USA has laws forbidding that.
> > No. Putting crypto software into main does not mean moving the
> > packages to USA-based servers.
> Jesus wept, it so does.
Why? I'm not talking about how things are now, but how things can be
arranged in the future.
> If I upload a package to main; it goes to master (USA) and then to
> ftp.debian.org (USA) and from there to non-US mirrors.
If you upload a non-US main package to the non-US primary server, it
does not propagate to US servers (unless they are broken).
> It *is* as long as people continue to talk about putting crypto
> software in main.
You're missing the point. I hope you're easier to talk with on a
running to watch Babylon 5 in 15 minutes :-)
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