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Re: Bug reports of DFSG violations are tagged ???lenny-ignore????

Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> wrote:

> Do you claim a PDF file is a binary file, or a program object ? Even if PDF 
> was a programming language, as proposed in another anwser, it would fall into 
> the script category, where the executed object is also the source.

In most cases, the PDF is not the source. 

If you want to comply to the ftp-masters' current rules, you could
easily extract the text and images from the PDF using the available free
tools, and create a LaTeX file from it (or OOwriter if you prefer). It
would be some work to re-add the markup, but it would be doable, and you
could generate a PDF file from it and ship it in a separate source
package, with its LaTeX source.

If the PDF is frozen documentation, it's probably worth the effort. If
upstream changes the PDF with every new version, you should ask them for
their sources instead.  

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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