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Re: Decision on R datasets



(On my phone)

The real question is it less *distributable*? If its GPL and contains things *not* in preferred form, I'd say yes, that would be less distributable, since its a GPL violation and results in breech of license - which means we can't distribute.

My 2 cents (as a DD),
  Paul

On Sep 21, 2013 6:18 PM, "Russ Allbery" <rra@debian.org> wrote:
Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:
> This one time, at band camp, Russ Allbery said:

>> Alioth already hosts non-free packages (such as packaging repositories
>> for Debian packaging for the non-free suite).  I believe that the
>> current understanding is that Alioth and its associated systems, such
>> as the Git repository host, are not official debian.org systems in that
>> sense, although they are in the debian.org domain.

> I don't think this has been explicitly discussed and agreed to, I think
> this has just sort of happened and not been explicitly stopped.  I also
> think that, largely, the result of that lack of process is OK, because
> people involved in Debian software development are largely sensible
> and/or largely want to do the right thing.

To take an example that's close to home, the NVIDIA driver packaging is
hosted on Alioth (and has been from before I was involved with it).

I think it is quite unlikely that any of the R packages that Charles is
working on are less free than the NVIDIA proprietary graphics drivers.

--
Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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