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Re: Packages in contrib solely because they allow using non-free software

On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 07:57:10AM +0200, Johannes Schauer Marin Rodrigues wrote:
> another way to answer the question is to find some software similar to the one
> that you want to package and see if that software is in Debian main or in
> contrib. If it is in main, then at least one DD and FTP master already agreed
> that packages of that nature are fit for main.

Long-established precedent is that even when the sole purpose of
a package is to interact with a proprietary remote service from
Facebook/Google/Microsoft/... the package can go into main.

The border used to be that it was not permitted when downloading and 
executing code locally was required for using a package in main.

But there is precedent for packages whose sole purpose is to open
a browser window or widget with some remote URL in main.
Therefore downloading proprietary JavaScript code and binary-only 
WebAssembly and executing them locally are also covered by precedent.

> Thanks!
> cheers, josch


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