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Re: Packages with RFCs deleted

On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 09:46:47AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 01:08:40AM +1000, Anthony Towns a ?crit :
> > For what it's worth, we don't do that. References I'm aware of:
> >     http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/05/msg00092.html
> >     http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/05/msg00149.html
> Hi Anthony,
> thank for the links. So in the end, am I right to say that, since the
> point of view of the FTP team is that RFC are software, orig.tar.gz
> files which contain them fail to comply the DFSG and therefore are not
> accepted in main?

It's not my POV that RFCs are "software", no :) 

It is the POV of ftpmaster that everything in main, whether it be a .deb,
.tar.gz or .diff.gz needs to meet the DFSG though.

As you can probably tell from the second link above, I'm not personally
very invested in having .orig.tar.gz's be pristine versus removing
unused non-free stuff from them, but the position we've taken in the
past has been to insist on it being removed, and I think it's worth
being consistent.


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