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Re: Non-recompilable binaries in source and binary packages (Adobe Flash strikes again)



Le jeudi 12 août 2010, Ian Jackson a écrit :
> The current approach of the project in these cases seems to be that
> the right thing to do is to rebuild the source package so that the
> non-free pieces are removed.
 
Non-free? According to the DFSG, are not they free? I cannot see any
point of the DFSG that such a program, distributed both in source and
compiled form, with a free license, compilable only with non-free tools,
would infringe.

I thought they were only failing one policy condition to be in the free
area, but not the DFSG. As the policy section 2.2.2 says:
> Every package in contrib must comply with the DFSG.

So if such a non-recompilable, free-licensed binary fails the DFSG, it
should not even go to contrib, but to non-free!

-- 
Tanguy Ortolo

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