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Re: RFS: pidgin-skype

On Tue, 03 Nov 2009, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
> This would mean, that it is created with inkscape, which could also
> save the files as svg. So the strings and the used software does not
> realy say, that there is a "real source file" of it.

It doesn't tell you whether the source code exists anymore, but it
certainly tells me that it existed at some point in time.[1]

You can deliberately destroy the source code of almost anything that
we distribute in Debian. That doesn't change what the source code was.
[And honestly, I'm not convinced that such deliberate destruction
complies with DFSG §2 anyway.]

In conclusion, beefore this is uploaded, you need to contact the
upstream author and get the author to distribute the SVG or otherwise
provide assurances that the SVG no longer exists at all. You probably
also should be generating the icons on the fly from the SVG using
inkscape as you build the package.

Don Armstrong

1: And no, you don't have to write it to disk for it to have existed.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
 -- Aesop

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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