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Re: remote logo inclusion in package documentation



Am Dienstag, den 03.12.2019, 13:13 +0000 schrieb Ian Jackson:
> Paride Legovini writes ("remote logo inclusion in package documentation"):
> > Hello debian-legal,
> > 
> > The latest upstream version of a package I maintain (libmseed) ships
> > with HTML documentation. The HTML documentation fetches a remote logo,
> > and this triggered the privacy-breach-logo lintian tag [0].
> > 
> > The logo is explicitly made available for usage by the institution
> > developing the software [1], but I couldn't find its terms of use. The
> > IRIS Wikipedia page includes the logo and lists it as CC BY-SA, but I'm
> > not certain this information is correct.
> > 
> > Do you think the HTML documentation fetching the IRIS logo can be
> > included in Debian main?
> 
> No.

IMO this is incorrect. The policy does not enforce anything like this.

The whole "privacy breach" stuff is only contained in lintian. Also the tests
got added to lintian in the first place to prevent running *scripts* from
external resources. Here we are talking about an <img> tag (I guess it is about
the image reference in footer.html in the libmseed source).

I was always wondering, why this kind of stuff now warrants a lintian
*warning*, especially since I cannot remember that the project every agreed on
anything like it.

Regards, Daniel

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