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Re: Bug#202723: perl-doc: Non-free manpage included

Scripsit Jakob Bohm <jbj@image.dk>
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 10:05:18PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:

> > Then we cannot distribute it legally at all.

> The requirement is "as part of the Standard Version of Perl, or as
> part of its complete documentation, whether printed or otherwise".

I stand corrected - provided that there are not *other* parts that are
moved from perl-doc to perl-doc-nonfree (or pulled entirely due to
more serious problems).

> And while we are at it, historically many free software packages
> (free as in almost limitless freedom) have included reprints of
> journal articles and academic papers regarding their design,
> often with similar or more restrictive conditions imposed by the
> publisher of the printed version.

True. But since, these days, most everybody seems to agree that
documentation in Debian must be just as free as software, these
articles should not be included in the .deb. (I do not particularly
care whether they are also left out of the orig.tar.gz. Others might).

Henning Makholm                         "Al lykken er i ét ord: Overvægtig!"

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