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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> A few packages contain "software" (well, everything's software these
> days) which is cryptographically protected against modification.  This
> seems to violate DFSG §3.
> Such packages include:
>   - apt (in experimental, can be fixed)
>   - mozilla-psm
>   - debian-keyring
>   - ssl-cert
> and a few more.

There is also a package with files that explicitly prohibit
modification in the files itself:


E.g. /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2:
 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Thats clearly not DFSG free.

And no, those files are not the license of the source they acomplish
but stand on their own.

If you extend the DFSG this far those licenses can't be in main. :)

Have fun.

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