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Re: JRockit in non-free, part II

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> 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.

Sure there is -- in the context of a partial mirror, for example, or
in the context of a mirror which also distributes other things.

>> > 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.
> No.

But the mirror network isn't part of Debian.  They won't have signed this.

Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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