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Re: snapshot.debian.org implications for you

On Wed, 19 May 2010, Felipe Sateler wrote:

> On 19/05/10 10:08, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 May 2010, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>>> Most of the repackaging is done because we don't _want_ to redistribute
>>>> those files not because we do not have the right to redistribute them.
>>> [citation needed]
>>> My perception of the matter is the other way around.
>> Take the case of stripped RFC, we can't modify them, hence they are
>> non-free for us and we don't want to carry them. But they are
>> distributable and having them on snapshot.d.o hurts nobody.
>> The same goes for any other non-free material that upstream
>> includes on purpose (as opposed to by mistake). Say a PDF documentation
>> or a logo or even a GFDL doc with invariants.
> I was under the impression that snapshots.debian.org main had to respect  
> the same rules as ftp.debian.org main. If that is true, you cannot then  
> leave RFCs or other non-free material there. If not, then you are  
> probably right.

The only requirement for files distributed via snapshot.d.o is that we
are allowed to distribute them.  And probably we also want to require
that anybody else is allowed to do the same.

Snapshot is a history of our various ftp trees.  If we make mistakes we
should correct them, but we should not go back and re-write history
unless we have to due to legal reasons.

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