Re: Bug#692613: php5: non-free files in upstream tarball ("The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil")
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 6:06 PM, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> But my point is that it's not illegal to distribute those source files
> per se, it's just not permitted to use the "software" for Evil.
Right. The non-free part of the archive is for such software. Debian
main consists only of free software (including source code).
> And since we will not be using those source files, it seems to be ok
> to distribute them as part of upstream tarball. But IANAL...
What upstream distributes is their own business. What we distribute in
main (including source code) has to comply with the DFSG, which means
it must be possible to use it for evil.