Le 29 janv. 08 à 23:57, Petter Reinholdtsen a écrit :
One of the lists from popcon.debian.org I find most interesting, is the list of popular packages currently missing in Debian, <URL:http://popcon.debian.org/unknown/by_vote>. I understand it to list the packages our users would love to find in Debian, but which are currently missing. Some are missing because we can't legally distribute them, others are missing because no-one is willing to maintain them in the Debian repositories, while others again are obsolete and used to be part of Debian. This is the top 30 list, sorted by vote (aka include files read/executed last week):
If the software are easily installable from upstream's website, I'm don't think they should be included in non-free. For instance:
#rank name inst vote old recent no-files 1 skype 5678 3020 2273 380 5
Skype does distribute a .deb: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-deb Then there are legal problems:
22 w32codecs 9231 466 578 118 8069
It's on debian-multimedia.org and I think it's too risky legally for Debian to distribute it directly, even in non-free.
23 googleearth 1078 461 536 80 1
There's a wrapper package: http://packages.debian.org/testing/misc/googleearth-package"Google Earth is available for GNU/Linux from their web site, but is not only not Free Software, but is completely undistributable by a third party." (I didn't check whether this package downloads Google Earth for you, but I assume it does).
Perhaps a possibility would be to have a sort of "module-assistant"- like package with a database of third-party, non-free software. This tool would either install the third-party software on demand (like googleearth-package), or give instructions on how to do it manually. e.g.:
third-party-get update third-party-get show skype skype v. 2.... can be installed running third-party-get install skype please do review the license agreement located at ... third-party-get show googleearth goggleearth v. 4..... can be installed using apt-get install googleearth-package please do review the license agreement located at ... third-party-get show footo install foo, go to http://www.foo.bar/download/license- agreement.html
and click "agree". Then run..... Best regards, Thibaut.