Re: Bug#72941: general: non-free packages should have special info in description.
Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> In 5 Oct 2000 14:58:54 GMT Piotr_Roszatycki@internetia.pl (Piotr Roszatycki)
> cum veritate scripsit :
> > So let we make simple template only with "CD-VENDOR yes/no" field.
> How does one know that the maintainer should know whether it can go
> on a CD, and who would take responsibilities for it if it were "wrong"?
> A CD-Rom vendor needs to check whether a non-free program can go on a CD-Rom,
> and anyway, non-free is there for a reason, and "it's not part of Debian".
True. So the template could be optional and not dictated by
policy. e.g. does `libforms0.89' have such a line? If yes, then
assume the maintainer knows the answer confidently enough to
insert it; if not, either it's unclear or the maintainer simply
didn't put it in, and we must look for ourselves at the copyright
file to find out.