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Re: Large data packages in the archive

Le Mon, May 26, 2008 at 02:02:52AM +0200, Joerg Jaspert a écrit :
> On 11397 March 1977, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > I have a question about the sources: for big datasets, would it be
> > acceptable that the source package does not contain the data itself but
> > only a script to download it? Since the source packages are not to be
> > autobuilt and the binary packages only available through download,
> > depending on Internet at build time seem to me to be acceptable. (The
> > goal is of course to save space and upload time).
> No, we have to distribute the source. DFSG#2, many licenses require it.
> Relying on some external system to keep the source for us is also a
> no-go.

OK, then I suppose that data for which we do not have the permission to
modify will not be accepted in this repository. Would you consider
adding a non-free section? For scientific data it would be very useful,
because often people do not think of it as a computer program when they
define its redistribution rights, which sometimes lead to non-compliance
to DFSG.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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