Re: Are Web-API packages need to be in the 'main' repo ?
On Sunday, December 04, 2011 3:55ser PM, "Joey Hess" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Perhaps they should be moved to 'contrib' category, because they
> > interface non-free web-services. Debian's 'main' repository seems not
> > the right place for any such web APIs.
> > How far down this line until it belongs in contrib or non-free?
> I don't know.
I'd say that any dependency on non-free remote service fails Debian's
Desert Island Test  and as such, even if the remote access is
free-of-charge and functional, the code using it should be limited
to contrib. Software which has a configurable end-point and which
access an implementation that is free software is free.