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

On 2009-10-14, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
>> 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.

The appearance of Eucalyptus is pretty recent, though.  So you'd need to
wait until a free service of an API gets released?  How feature complete
does it need to be?  If I release a "compliant" porn directory with only one
pic, would that be appropriate?  And I could easily make it non-porn too.

zsnes used to be in contrib, but somebody made the case that there could
be, in fact, free roms, because the way how to program the box is not
exactly secret anymore.  (If they would be buildable on Debian is another
question.)  It lives in main now and my gut feeling is that it's the right
thing to do, given that the code base is free to modify, share and gives
you the usual rights of a free software license (here: GPL2).

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern

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