Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> When you download a .zip, it's not transferred unchanged. There are TCP/IP
> headers added to each packet. The file transfer protocol (FTP, HTTP, etc)
> adds stuff to it. .deb simply adds stuff as well. How's that different?
That's different because it's on a different layer. There is no file
at that layer.
More generally, I think this falls in the category of "if the author
doesn't want us to distribute it, or if we don't feel it's right for us
to distribute it, we don't".