Re: how to donate free program for Debian?
(Not speaking on behalf of the Debian project)
On Tue, Jan 30, 2007, Cognaxon wrote:
> we would like to donate our free small program called
> "WSQ viewer" (for Linux) to be distributed with Debian
> CD/DVD. The short description of the program is here
As other people already replied, the Debian project is attached to
freedoms such as free access to source code or permitted modification
It is hard to trust a binary-only piece of software. The fact that
you implement a specification from the FBI may reassure some, but scare
others. What may your binary do if I run it on my computer? Sandbox
testing reveals that WSQ viewer crashes if called with an argument other
than a valid filename (even "WSQviewer.bin -h" crashes). I also crashes
when opening corrupted files (http://zoy.org/~sam/wsqviewer-crash.wsq).
The WSQ specification is not that complicated, I would expect a 20-
million lines of code project to be slightly more robust.