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Re: Is Debian a common carrier? Was: package rejection

On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:12:35 -0800, Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Oh, and if we do not specify what the nature of what we package,
>> would it be easier to prove we merely carry packages?  That would
>> really be nice.

> I just do not see that we have the slightest chance of convincing a
> court that we're a common carrier.

	Fair enough. I did not really think we had a hope there.

	However,  I still find myself unconvinced that policy about
 how content is packaged (mostly how maintainer scripts and packaging
 rules interact with the packaging system) and how the contents are
 laid out in the file system is  policy about the _nature_ of content.

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to
it. G.B. Shaw
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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