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Re: GPL photographies, eg for backround

On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> More precisely: if you are the copyright owner, you can publish it in
> whatever format you like, and if under a free license (e.g. the GPL), it
> will be acceptable for Debian.

Say what?

If you GPL a program and don't provide source code, Debian doesn't even have
the right to distribute it, since they have to distribute it with the source
code and they don't have that.  The fact that you are the copyright owner means
that your sending it *to* Debian is legal, but that doesn't grant Debian
permission to distribute it any further.

Why would Debian accept something it's not allowed to distribute?

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