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Re: Bug#393411: Source package contains non-free IETF RFC/I-D's

Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@ftbfs.de> writes:

> Hi Simon,
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 01:48:50PM +0200, Simon Josefsson <jas@extundo.com> wrote:
>> Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:
>> > * Simon Josefsson (jas@extundo.com) [061016 13:19]:
>> >> I went over many packages looking for names of likely non-free files,
>> >> and there may be false positives.  If this is the case for your
>> >> package, I'm sorry for the noise.
>> >
>> > Sorry, but that is unacceptable behaviour.
>> Do you have suggestions to improve the situation?
> Reading and understanding 7.1.1 of the Developer's Reference.
> There it says:
> | If you report more than 10 bugs on the same topic at once, it is
> | recommended that you send a message to debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> | describing your intention before submitting the report, and mentioning
> | the fact in the subject of your mail.
> Common understanding of this is, that the Subject of an E-Mail should
> contain the the words "Mass Bug Filing".

I did post one week ago to the list and mentioned that 73 source
packages were affected, and that I'll file bugs unless someone


Mass-filing bugs regarding this has also been discussed before:


If the common understanding is that the Subject: should include "Mass
bug filing", perhaps that could be codified in the Developer's
Reference, to avoid similar problems in the future.

I'd agree that I should have manually checked all files before
submitting the reports, though.


PS.  For some reason, both posts ended up in the g.l.d.d.legal
hierarchy on gmane, but they were posted to debian-devel, which the
pages themselves also indicate.

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