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Bug#594542: debian-policy: add descriptions for main, contrib, and non-free archive areas

Le Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 10:38:14AM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> I think we need to say explicitly that only main is part of the Debian
> distribution.  I'd also rather not add any mentions of legal vetting other
> than referring to the DFSG, since this is a bit of a minefield.  How
> about:
>     The main archive area comprises the Debian GNU/Linux distribution;
>     only the packages in this area are considered part of the
>     distribution.  None of the packages in the main archive area require
>     software outside of that area to function.

Hi Russ,

Actually, with the release of GNU/kFreeBSD variants for Squeeze, this paragraph
is not totally accurate.  How about ‘Debian operating system’ ?  The other
advantage I see is that it avoids the paradox that the non-free packages that
are distributed by the Debian project are not part of the Debian

On the other hand, perhaps it is better to postpone this discussion until the
Squeeze release, and use the generic name that will be in the title of the
press release.

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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