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Re: Archive area for clamz (Amazon MP3 downloader)

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 09:40:48PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> The difference is that those tools provide a reasonable level of
> functionality with free data.  Weather information is in the public
> domain because there's no originality to it.  Most programs that display
> lyrics or album covers are music players, and there is free music
> (available in our archive, no less) that they can usefully play.

so should amavis and spamassassin go to contrib because there aren't
any documented DFSG-free virus and spam going through our mailservers?

better yet, tell me which item in the DFSG says that a program can't be
Free unless all the purpose or data handled by the software is also Free.
hint: there isn't one.

in fact, DFSG #6 (No discrimination against fields of endeavor) could even
be applied to the exact opposite argument.

ftp-master has the final say in what goes into the archive, but this
really sounds like an over-zealous misinterpretation of the DFSG.
i'd hope that this were a miscommunication and/or not the position
of the entire team, because otherwise it would take a GR to overturn
their position.


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