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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly

On Mon, Oct 05 2009, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> Is the Packages.gz file then in violation of my packages license? It
> doesn't come with a copy of the GPL as required by my software. :)

	In a narrow sense, this is also an argument you may make about
 any .deb whose license belongs in /usr/share/common-licenses; since the
 binary .deb does not contain the licenses required. If the end user
 uses alien to install it on, say,  a fedora machine, the pointers to
 the license file would be left dangling. In a number of ways,
 individual bits of our OS are not distributable in isolation.

We have a equal opportunity Calculus class -- it's fully integrated.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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