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Re: Whether remotely running software is considered "software" for Debian.

On 08/12/2017 07:35 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 12, "Dr. Bas Wijnen" <wijnen@debian.org> wrote:
>> Which would be a great example of software that is free interacting with
>> software that is non-free.  Thus the package with this as its main purpose
>> should live in contrib.  There's nothing wrong with that.
> There is no such requirement for Debian packages and there has never 
> been one.
> This was settled about 15 years ago, discussing ICQ clients.
> Even RMS agreed.

Also nobody will stop you from writing your own server for a protocol
which is implemented by a client. Also nobody stops you from changing
the client code to work with a different/similar kind of server you've

So it is free software, please move on.

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