Re: ITP enhydra
debian-java, where this thread originated
the wnpp bug for Enhydra
debian-devel, to get broader input on source packaging issues
Please trim CC list as appropriate]
On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 02:55:48PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> If the package is in 'non-free', you don't even need the
> sources. IMHO (but IANAL), for a package to get in 'main', you HAVE
> TO be able to compile it from the sources.
Well, there don't seem to be any copyright restrictions on the output
of JavaCC, so if I could get hold of the generated Java source, I
could repackage the upstream source to include it. Then, a useful
subset of it could be compiled from source using only free tools.
However, this would inhibit modification, as anyone wanting to modify
the JavaCC-generated files would want to regenerate them, not edit the
unwieldy auto-generated code.
I can't even download JavaCC from
<http://www.metamata.com/download_top.html>, its current home, without
registering as a user on the site. Various mailing list messages,
etc. point out that the software is not redistributable.
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