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Re: "Waqf" General Public License in Debian?

"Christoph Anton Mitterer" <calestyo@scientia.net> wrote:

>I really wonder how this (#579796), especially with such a license can
>even be considered for going into Debian (especially seeing it in the
>NEW queue yes I know, that this doesn't mean it has already been

I trust ftp-masters will do the right thing

>1) I'm generally quite sceptical about putting religious stuff into
>Debian (regardless of which religion we're talking about). This simply
>opens the gates for so many problems, politically, morally, etc.
>Perhaps a separate "project" would be a better place.

DFSG #6 would not allow such a use restriction in a package license, why would it be different for the project as a whole? 


I think the topic of the specific license has been sufficiently explored.

>This may sound anti-Islamic, but it is not. In my opinion, we should
>just keep Debian clean of any religious stuff, or software related to
>similar problematic areas, especially if they have such a questionable
>What do others think?

It doesn't sound anti-Islamic to me. It sounds more generally anti-religious.  

There have been religious packages in Debian for over a decade and the distribution seems to have survived the experience.  

Scott K

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