source packages and censorship
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
We must ask ourselves: Why do we make .deb packages?
Simple answer: Because our users find them useful.
Remember the discussion about the purity package? Well, it was agreed
(I think) that as long as the package had a license allowing to
distribute it, we can make a .deb package of it.
For example: Why do we package have a .deb emacs package? Because people
find useful to dpkg -i emacs.deb to find emacs in /usr/bin.
Why is there a kernel-package? Because people find it useful.
Why should I package pine-src? Because many people expressed in
debian-user they would find useful to do dpkg -i pine-src.deb and
have the pine source in some directory.
Agreed, this is not very "orthodox", but we can live with it, because pine
will be also distributed in the traditional way in the source directory.
Are we censoring this package for its contents, like we almost did with
the "purity" package or am I missing anything?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to email@example.com
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org