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Bug#30340: Draft new DFSG - r1.4

On Thu, Dec 03, 1998 at 06:01:47PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:

> (d) stop having binary-only mirrors.
> Which do you think we should do ?
> Hint: only (d) is feasible in the short term.  (b) might be feasible
> later.  (a) and (c) are totally out of the question.
> I think we should do (d).

The binary-only mirrors are not run by Debian, as far as I know.  Everyone
is free to run whatever kind of mirror they like.  I mirror the wvdial,
netselect, and popularity-contest packages (albeit with source) at
www.worldvisions.ca and I don't expect Debian to start restricting me.

Whether the people who run such mirrors are violating the GPL is not
strictly our concern.  I would bring up GPL section 3(c), but I'm not
subscribed to debian-legal.

Have fun,


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