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Re: Bug#861263: debian-installer: zfs support

On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 20:27 +0100, Sam Kuper wrote:
> On 05/05/2017, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 19:50 +0100, Sam Kuper wrote:
> > > 1. Move ZFS *source* into "main". Would this be possible without
> > > compromising Debian's "obviously prudent" arrangement?[1] Should I CC
> > > debian-legal?
> > 
> > This will not happen.
> Forgive my ignorance, but why will it not happen?

The legal status of ZFSonLinux was discussed by the FTP team and DPL
over a long period, with input from legal counsel, resulting in a
decision to put it in the 'contrib' section.  That decision is unlikely
to be revisited soon.

> If it can't be disabled, then let me rephrase my earlier question.
> Does Debian distribute a Debian Installer that will install only
> DFSG-compliant software, to which the facility to compile and run ZFS
> could in principle be added? (After all, everything in "contrib" is
> DFSG-compliant,[1] including the ZFS-related packages.) If so, please
> could you provide me with a link to it?

ZFSonLinux binaries are non-free.


Ben Hutchings
The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.

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