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Re: Documentation and Sarge's Release Critical Policy

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 08:14:45 -0400 (EDT), Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> said: 
> > The .orig.tar.gz files only have to be
> > purged of non-free stuff if that stuff can't be distributed at all.
> > AIUI, it is perfectly acceptable to have non-free stuff in the
> > .orig.tar.gz file that is removed by the debian patch.
> 	Not if the orig.tar.gz is to live in main. And if the
>  orig.tar.gz is not in main, none of the binaries derived from it can
>  be in main.

Hmm.  In


Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> I don't have any problem with an .orig.tar.gz that includes
> redistributable but non-DFSG-free stuff, as long as (eg) the .diff.gz
> removes those files.

on the other hand, the FTP admins disagree


Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

So I concede the point.  In any case, making a new orig.tar.gz isn't
any harder than having the diff take it out.

Walter Landry

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