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Re: Dictionary data source

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 12:21:30PM +0200, Michal Čihař wrote:
> I would like to get English-Czech dictionary for StarDict into Debian
> [1]. However I came to a bit questionable topic which I would like to
> resolve: What should be in source package? Some information:

> - Data is under GNU FDL with non variant sections, so it must go to
>   non-free.

> - Original source of the dictionary is on-line available at [2].

> - I build package from StarDict data [3].

> - Current source data are each day automatically converted from CSV
>   from [2] using script linked on [3].

> Is okay to have StarDict data in source package or should I include CSV
> in source package and do the conversion during build process?

If the package is in non-free anyway, there is no requirement that anything
in the source package consist of a reusable source form.  So please use your
best judgement here, as to whether including that source will be important
to you as the maintainer or to users wishing to modify/reuse the package.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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