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Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight

On Wed, Oct 08 2008, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>>> Do you see a particular problem with requiring that?
>>         Yes. I think main should remain self contained.  This is the
>>  same reason we have a contrib section -- packages in contrib can not be
>>  built with the software contained in main.
> Depending on the requirements of ftp-master, which *seem* to think that
> non-free were inappropriate for this kind of packages, my proposal tries
> to address that by introducing a new archive section.
> I am aware that this is against our current technical policy. If my
> proposal indeed adresses the concerns correct and we can implement it
> technically, we'd need to adjust the policy as well.

        You misunderstand. I think the current policy is correct; and
 main should always be self contained. If you put stuff into a different
 archive, you need to split the source packages too (like we do the gfdl

        So I think we need to modify the proposal, not the policy.


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