Re: main or contrib?
>As far as I can tell,  is the only thread that predates -legal and
>touches on this issue. As far as it comes to a conclusion, it is that
This was not the thread.
>bits that depend on non-main packages must go into contrib or
>non-free. This is consistent with the much more recent work to move
>firmware-loading kernel drivers out of main. Are IM client programs
>exempt from this, or should bugs be filed with appropriate severity?
The IM clients in main do not depend on non-main packages.