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Re: Please stop the discrimination of non-free packages

On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 07:22:03PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 12:56:06PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Please stop this discrimination of non-free packages - it's enough to
> > handle them with a lower priority.
> I think this would expose the autobuilders to too much legal risk.
> There's no guarantee that the license of a non-free package allows us
> to recompile it for a new architecture and distribute the result.

In that case, the easiest solution is to have out-of-date
contrib/non-free binaries removed from the archive so that they don't
hold up bug fixes from testing. In fact, I see this is already on
katie's TODO list.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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