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Re: JRockit in non-free, part II

Scripsit Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> > Huh? I have always understood that there were only two criteria for
> > going into non-free:

> >   1. That the Debian mirror network can legally distribute the source
> >      and binary packages.

> I don't think it's just the registered mirrors that must be able to
> distribute.  Rather, the whole mirror network, including the parts
> that are unambiguously Not Debian and not bound in any way to obey
> Debian's wishes, must be able to distribute.

Yes. But there is no need for the package to be distributable in any
other context than a mirror of the Debian archive.

> > Similarly the "specific to Debian" bit is for DFSG freedom and not
> > necessary for the non-free archive either.

> It is because of the mirror network.


Henning Makholm                   "The great secret, known to internists and
                         learned early in marriage by internists' wives, but
               still hidden from the general public, is that most things get
         better by themselves. Most things, in fact, are better by morning."

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