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Re: Are source packages required to be DFSG-free? (was: Re: New bugs filed regarding non-free IETF RFC/I-Ds)

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 04:59:03PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> There is some discussion in one of the bug reports:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=390664
> (please read it first)
> The problem is essentially, if I understood it correctly, whether
> Debian source packages [in main] must be DFSG-free or not, or whether
> it is sufficient that Debian binary packages [in main] must be
> DFSG-free and that the source package is "legally distributable".
> I'm not sure what the policy is here.  I thought the Debian Policy was
> that source packages must be DFSG-free too, but I can't find a precise
> quotation in the Debian Policy Manual and point to it.
IIRC, the rule is that sources and binaries must be DFSG free.
Otherwise, source CDs would fall under different rules than binary CDs.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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