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Re: Plugins for non-free software in orig.tar.gz


OK, I'll try to do that.  Thank you very much to you and the rest for your 


On Monday 12 July 2010 23:15:59 Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 19:44:33 +0200 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> [...]
> > So what should I do about this whole issue?  Summarize all the problems
> > that we've pointed out and write to this list and the authors to
> > discuss the whole issue together?  Ask to them and post here about
> > their explanations, to know if they would be acceptable for Debian?
> > ...?
> Since nobody else has replied so far, I'll express my own personal
> opinion.
> I think that probably the safest course of action is summarizing the
> issues to upstream copyright holders, without directly involving
> them in debian-legal discussions.
> I see it as a courtesy to upstream: discussions on this list may
> sometimes become lengthy and not all upstream have much time to spend
> on what, in some cases, may look like splitting hairs on legal
> details...
> Moreover, people on this list cannot individually speak on behalf of
> the Debian Project (a number of participants, including me!, are not
> even Debian Developers or Debian Maintainers): as a consequence, any
> statement should be given time to be reviewed by other debian-legal
> participants, before it's presented to upstream (and should not be
> presented as the official Debian Project position, anyway).
> Of course, if you need further help, you can always come back to the
> list and ask for opinions...

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo@gmail.com>

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