Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
* Robert Millan (firstname.lastname@example.org) [050314 10:50]:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 08:45:09PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > To be eligible for inclusion in the archive at all, even in the
> > (unstable-only) SCC archive, ftpmasters have specified the following
> > architecture requirements:
> > [...]
> > - binary packages must be built from the unmodified Debian source
> > (required, among other reasons, for license compliance)
> Is this a simple sanity requirement (i.e. no hacked crap being uploaded to the
> archive), or does it imply that all packages in base (or base + build-essential)
> need to be buildable from unmodified source?
This is a legal/DFSG requirement: We can't distribute binaries without source.
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