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Re: ITP enhydra

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 02:22:41PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 02:55:48PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > If the package is in 'non-free', you don't even need the
> > sources. IMHO (but IANAL), for a package to get in 'main', you HAVE
> > TO be able to compile it from the sources.

Even if it's in non-free, it's nice to have sources, especially
if the license will permit modifications.
> Well, there don't seem to be any copyright restrictions on the output
> of JavaCC, so if I could get hold of the generated Java source, I
> could repackage the upstream source to include it.  Then, a useful
> subset of it could be compiled from source using only free tools.
> However, this would inhibit modification, as anyone wanting to modify
> the JavaCC-generated files would want to regenerate them, not edit the
> unwieldy auto-generated code.

Then it could go into contrib. It's free, but depends on something
outside of Debian to build.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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