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Bug#392362: [PROPOSAL] Add should not embed code from other packages

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 05:33:53PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > Any suggestions for improved wording?
> If this is that what you want, then I will certainly not object, but the
> current draft seems to imply something else. Especially the expected 
> meaning of package does not seems to capture what you need.

How's this version? (attached)

* hermanr feels like a hedgehog having sex...
--- policy.sgml	2006-10-11 08:44:02.684306000 +0100
+++ policy.sgml	2007-06-26 13:58:10.160026885 +0100
@@ -2105,6 +2105,19 @@
 	  the file to the list in <file>debian/files</file>.</p>
+    <sect id="embeddedfiles">
+      <heading>Embedding code provided in other packages</heading>
+      <p>
+      Should the upstream source ship with a convenience copy of an external
+      library, and this library is already packaged in Debian, the Debian
+      package should not embed or include this code.
+      Instead, the package should be modified to reference the required
+      files in the library package provided by Debian, and a Depends and/or
+      Build-Depends relationship declared as required.
+      Optionally, the convenience copy should not be compiled in the
+      build-process. 
+      </p>
+      </sect>

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