Re: distributing precompiled binaries
On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 09:51:46AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Chow Loong Jin <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 13:57 +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > >[...] I'm not sure that it matters what you call the mobile
> > >component, if that "data file" is really some sort of program that
> > >has sources which aren't usable. How is that jar different from a
> > >PDF in this way?
> > Unless I'm mistaken, a PDF without sources is an issue, but if the PDF
> > comes with sources, this is not an issue.
> The PDF needs to come with sources to build the corresponding PDF
> *using only free software in Debian*, or it's not acceptable for
> The same needs to be true of any binary in Debian, AIUI.
The DFSG does not say this. Source is only mandatory for programs under the
DFSG as written.
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