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Re: Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries

On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Peter S Galbraith wrote:

> Michael Meskes wrote:
> > I do think it should go into main, yes.
> >
> > Otherwise, as a maintainer, I would just provide the program under
> > /usr/doc to work around this stuff.
> I'd read that as contempt for the DFSG.

i wouldn't. i'd read it as a reasonable compromise solution to the
problem. there are many executables (mostly compressed perl and sh
script examples) under /usr/doc.

i certainly wouldn't accuse someone like michael (who has demonstrated
a strong committment to the ideals of free software in debates on the
debian lists over the last few years) of having contempt for the DFSG.


craig sanders

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