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Re: Are Web-API packages need to be in the 'main' repo ?

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Alexey Eromenko <al4321@gmail.com> wrote:
so... what's the next step ?
Open bug reports against those 'facebook' packages and ask maintainers
to move it to 'contrib' repo ?

The next step is there is no next step because this is a non-issue.  A couple of people want to purge main of any software that's a client for "a non-free web service" but this desire, while one could argue it is noble, misses the point.  The question of freeness or non-freeness in Debian has to do with licensing, and nothing to do with the uses to which software is put.  If the program accessing the "non-free" service is free software, it goes in main, period.  To require otherwise would require amending the Social Contract and a General Resolution to adopt the change.  


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