[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting



* Robert Millan (rmh@debian.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.


Cheers,
Andi
-- 
   http://home.arcor.de/andreas-barth/
   PGP 1024/89FB5CE5  DC F1 85 6D A6 45 9C 0F  3B BE F1 D0 C5 D1 D9 0C



Reply to: