On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 01:12:27AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > I think before Debian puts anything in main it should remove any > invariant sections from the work, just as we do with non-free source > code. I once had a big old nasty flamewar with the FTP admins that > was tangentially related to this point, but the FTP admins and I agreed > that having non-free source code in a package's .orig.tar.gz was > unacceptable even if it wasn't "used for anything" and did not appear in > any binary packages. As far as I know, we're happy to accept non-free stuff in pristine .orig.tar.gz's as long as it's not used. If you don't have a pristine .orig.tar.gz anyway, then it's silly to include unused non-free stuff, but it's not cause for a REJECT. > In other words, invariant sections (small I, small S) are not DFSG-free, > but the removal of invariant sections from a work may be sufficient to > render it DSFG-free. Assuming that's allowed by the license of course. As far as I'm aware, it's quite okay to do this in either the .diff.gz or debian/rules, though. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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