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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.

The usual reasons are that they don't allow sufficient redistribution
for us to include them in the Debian archive at all, or that they don't
allow distribution of modified versions (including Debian packages
constructed from them).

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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