Hi On Ter, 2003-07-08 at 12:21, Stephen Gran wrote: > The reason I'm writing is because I wonder about two things - the > program itself is only a single .c file, about 15K compressed, and I > wonder if there is any point in packaging up something this small and > easy to compile. Granted, it's not some 4 line shell script, but it > still seems to push the lower bounds of reasonable. If you feel it doesn't "deserve" it's own package, maybe you could arrange a merge with another related package, even though I can't really think of any suitable one. IMO it should be packaged independently for one reason: ease of distribution. End users should be freed - whenever possible - of the "burden" of compilation and hand tunning of programs. > The second thing is the legality of this. There are, I know, issues > around the DMCA and friends that govern what you are allowed to do with > dvd's, at least in some uncivilized countries, and I don't know if a > program that's sole purpose is to extract stuff off of dvd's will be > redistributable by Debian. I know that apps like transcode are not in > Debian, although I don't know if this is is the reason. Anybody > familiar with this terrain feel like commenting? For your second problem, I think debian-legal is a better place to ask, though I assume you will encounter resistance in your path... Worst case scenario: package it anyway and create a personal repository, like many before you! =] Cheers -- Leo Costela <firstname.lastname@example.org> | <email@example.com> | <firstname.lastname@example.org> Key Fingerprint: 8AE6 CDFF 6535 192F B5B6 5921 2262 D36F 7ADF 9466 "you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!"
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