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Re: vrms and contrib installers (was: Re: "non-free" software included in contrib)

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 05:46:58PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:


> 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.

Yes, some (a lot of) non-free, but gratis, software do not allow
redistribution, or imposes limits on the redistribution such that it
cannot be packaged even for non-free.

Regards: David Weinehall
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