Re: RFS: totem-plugin-arte
Le mardi 09 mars 2010 à 19:12 +0100, Erik Schanze a écrit :
> Nicolas Delvaux Nicolas Delvaux <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "totem-plugin-arte".
> > * Package name : totem-plugin-arte
> > Version : 0.8.1-1
> > Upstream Author : Simon Wenner <email@example.com>
> > * URL : http://gitorious.org/totem-plugin-arte
> > * License : GPL v2+
> > Section : gnome
> > It builds this binary package:
> > totem-plugin-arte - This plugin allows you to watch streams from arte.tv on totem
> > The package appears to be lintian clean.
> > The upload would fix this bug: 572919
> > My motivation for maintaining this package is to provide users with a simple, usefull and just great plugin.
> > The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> > - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/t/totem-plugin-arte
> > - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> > - dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/t/totem-plugin-arte/totem-plugin-arte_0.8.1-1.dsc
> AFAIK they use very strict Geo-Localisation to block users from outside
> of some selected European Countries.
> Is this siutable for main then? Isn't it a usage restriction which
> make it better fitting into contrib, is it?
I see your point.
But as far as I know main require only free *software* and so free
licences whereas contrib packages depend on other *software* that is not
I mean that there is no restriction to use this plugin from anywhere. It
will work, but the arte.tv feed may be unavailable. Arte policy is not
written in stone, and we can hope that they will extend availability if
there is enough demand. For the time being, it's also possible to use a
proxy or a vpn (well, "auto-proxy if needed" may be a good TODO, I will
propose it upstream).
I'm not aware of a past similar case so it's interesting ;)
Nicolas Delvaux <firstname.lastname@example.org>