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Re: Documentation and Sarge's Release Critical Policy

Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > [message BCCed to aj]
> > 
> > I wanted you all to be aware how Sarge is treating Documentation and the
> > DFSG: <http://people.debian.org/~ajt/sarge_rc_policy.txt>
> > 
> >    Documentation in main and contrib must be freely distributable,
> >    and wherever possible should be under a DFSG-free license. This
> >    will likely become a requirement post-sarge.
> Why can't the offending packages just be moved to non-free?  It isn't
> like there hasn't been enough warning.

I would guess that's because we haven't committed to a decision yet.

> > Given the aggressive (and endearingly optimistic) timetable of releasing
> > Sarge this December[0!] I support this pragmatic decision.
> Pragmatism is not the defining principle of the DFSG.

With you 100%.


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