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Re: Bug#96458: xv is NOT a native Debian package (fwd)

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> could someone else please read the discussion in #96458 answer Philippe?
> I'm tired of this frustrating discussion with someone who tried to make
> xv a native Debain package.

Well Phil is clearly ignoring the intent of policy, the reasons we have
a .orig.tar.gz in the first place (can you say "pristine source"?),
well established ways of doing things in the project, etc.

>From what you say, he's also on pretty shakey ground legally, doing this
with a non-free package..

People who read policy like rules lawyers are often disappointed and
often do foolish things. Please bring common sense with you when you
open the policy manual.

see shy jo

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