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Re: Bug#661329: recommends doom-wad which is only provided by non-free doom-wad-shareware

Le Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 09:50:06AM +0200, Sven Joachim a écrit :
> >
> > For all of these, there's no ROM available in the Debian archive, and
> > it'd be hard, if not impossible in some cases, to find some free ROMs.
> > This doesn't prevent the packages to be in main. If you want to
> > challenge this fact, then please do it in debian-devel@l.d.o, but not
> > for this RC bug, as this is a general situation really not specific to
> > doomsday.
> Moving the discussion to debian-devel hereby.

Hi all,

perhaps one way to solve for good these frequently re-occuring disagreements
would be to suppress the contrib area, and distribute its contents into main
and non-free according to their license and their dependancy chain:  packages
that cause the installation of non-Free works through our packaging system
itself are definitely and mechanically non-Free, and packages that do not cause
non-Free works to be automatically installed are Free.  They may be useless
without additional data, but this is the same as drivers that are useless
without additional hardware.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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