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Re: Bug#550860: ITP: gnaughty -- downloader for adult content

Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei@debian.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery schrieb:
>> Rodrigo Gallardo <rodrigo@nul-unu.com> writes:

>>> I could just put up a site with CC porn, then. Aren't we supposed not
>>> to discriminate against fields of endeavour?

>> The package description strongly implies that gnaughty works only with
>> one specific porn index or download service, which is presumably
>> non-free.  If this is not the case, the proposed package description
>> should be fixed.

> Seems like the description has to be fixed, there is no pay-only content
> and it has included some more download sources, not only one "vendor".

Oh, okay.  I think that's much of what was confusing people.  I know I
read the package description as being tied to a particular service
originally as well.

> But also if the _free_ software is for downloading etc. pay-only content
> like music, I do not think that it has to enter contrib, because it does
> not has got a real dependenie on non-free stuff.

Yeah, it's a bit of a marginal case.  We have, for instance, Perl modules
to talk to the Amazon APIs in main, although in most of those cases the
API is relatively open and some other sites also implement it.

I'm not sure what we'd do with, say, a free software program whose sole
and exclusive purpose is to interact with the iTunes music store.  Putting
it into contrib does feel like nitpicking.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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