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Re: Debian AMD64 Archive Move

Ed Tomlinson <tomlins@cam.org> writes:

> On Sunday 08 May 2005 09:27, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> On 10283 March 1977, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
>> >> Whats going on == someone needs to check it. Thats it.
>> > That was the point made by Ed Cogburn.  Its already been checked in the other
>> > arch!  If this is not the case please explain why.  Without that explanation I am
>> > forced to agree with Ed - the problem are political...  Which is the bane of debian.
>> We are *NOT* Debian, thats all you need to get!
> Ok.  So from what I understand you are worried there are packages that debian can
> distribute but only debian has the permission...   If this is the case is there not a way
> you can ask debian to distribute just the non free stuff?  ie.  This project builds the
> packages from debian sources, debian hosts the non free stuff on one of their servers.

Who is to say we are allowed to build the binaries?

Take pine for example. Distribution of binaries is specifically
prohibited. Only source can be in non-free. If we just add non-free to
the buildd and upload that anywhere we violate the license and risk
getting sued. For other sources the maintainer has special permission
to build and upload binaries for Debian but again we don't.

And yes, Debian has the exact same problem. That is why non-free is
not autobuild even in Debian.

> Thanks
> Ed Tomlinson


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