Re: Whether remotely running software is considered "software" for Debian.
On Aug 28 2017, Andrey Rahmatullin <email@example.com> wrote:
> My position is that it should acceptable for a program in main to require
> a non-free service, or data, or whatever, as long as that program itself
> is free and running it doesn't compromise the freedom of the user.
> contrib should be for wrappers, downloaders etc. The policy uses the word
If this is your position, then your position on the unrar scenario
should logically be that putting the non-free components on a server
somewhere is sufficient to allow unrar into main. If not, please
>> Finally, for the third time, please explain your position on my hypothetical
>> unrar-nonfree scenario.
> I don't have a position in that scenario because I don't intend to dig it
> and examine it.
There is no need to dig and examine. Bas has provided all the context
that is necessary.
> I don't know why are you counting times unless you view this
> discussion as a battle between you and the world.
I probably share your point of view rather than Bas', but the way you
represent it is a disservice. It makes you look silly and for some
reason unwilling to address Bas core argument.
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