On Sat, 2010-05-29 at 19:33 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote: > On 05/29/2010 03:28 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > On Sat, 2010-05-29 at 21:14 +0200, Felix Geyer wrote: > >> clamz  has been rejected from Debian NEW  some time ago. > >> The FTP assistent that processed the package was of the > >> opinion that it belongs to contrib instead of main because it's > >> only useful to download non-free content. > >> > >> The purpose of clamz is to download MP3 files after buying them > >> from Amazon. You can download MP3s with every browser though > >> and Debian even has many MP3 decoders in main. > >> I don't see why this is a problem. > >> > >> There is another package in main that is similar in this > >> respect: youtube-dl. > > > > Some material on YouTube may be under a free licence, e.g. > > <http://www.youtube.com/fosdemtalks> (though this isn't explicitly > > stated there). > > > > So to get in main, an app isn't allowed to *touch* non-free data? I think the policy being applied is that if a package is only useful in conjunction with non-free data, it belongs in contrib (just as if it depends on some non-free library). Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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