Op di 02-09-2003, om 17:46 schreef Mathieu Roy: > So, is there any obvious reason why some proprietary software get a > "installer" package in contrib instead of a debian package in > non-free? For instance, why the non-free flashplayer does not get a > true debian package in non-free, to benefit truly of the debian tools. There's one single requirement for software to go in non-free: we have to be allowed to redistribute it. In some cases, the license prohibits the act of redistribution -- even if the software itself can be downloaded gratis from the author's website. That's when installer packages get written :-) -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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