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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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