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Re: postscropt document without source

Ian Jackson wrote:

> We have been adopting the practice of removing such things from the
> source tarballs too.  Personally I think this is a waste of our time,
> unless the files are very large or there is some other reason why
> leaving them in is especially harmful.
> One reason why it might be especially harmful is if the upstream
> licence is GPL: in that case, for files which are provided without
> source we have no licence to distribute at all so we are required by
> copyright law to remove them.
> Is this the case here ?

Note, this thread is quite old now.

We ended up removing them because they appeared to be extracts from larger
documents which we had no licence info for.

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