Re: Binary-only packages
In article <m0uQKCu-0005zFC@mongo.pixar.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce Perens) writes:
> I would put the binary-only packages in "contrib". We can't give the user
> any means to assure that binary-only packages are free of trojan-horses,
> etc., so I don't think they should be given the same status as the usual
> Debian software.
Even though we cannot guarantee the absence of trojan-horses anyway
this is a good point.
However when this contrib rule superseedes the non-free rule,
programmes that aren't freely redistributable may appear in contrib
because they are binary-only. This should be mentioned in the
guidelines, and causes more work for CD-sellers.
Sven Rudolph <email@example.com> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/