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RE: RFS: dylandotnet

On Sat, 14 May 2011 16:34:14 +0200, Dylan Borg <borgdylan@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have updated the package(the debian dir only). The packagge is opens
> ource. Open source software can run on Windows!...remove the
> misconception that Windows software always must cost money.

Hi Dylan;

"non-free" is used in Debian in a technical sense to refer to software
that does not mee the Debian Free Software Guidelines. In order to be
included in Debian main, not only must your software be DFSG free, but
it must be buildable using only DFSG free tools. Since your software
only builds on Windows so far, it can't be built only with DFSG free
tools. This is why I referred you to specific sections of Debian policy.

In my opinion, you should also address the question of what-kind/how
large of an audience your package would have. You have to remember that
you are in the position of selling your package to a potential sponsor,
and there are many packages and people clamouring for attention.


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