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

On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 20:31 +0200, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
> 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!

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