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Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive

Previously Andrea Glorioso wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but does this mean that program which are
> under a DFSG-compliant *license* and which don't have
> patent-encumbered code will be allowed to stay in main?

Package which have a DFSG-compliant license and don't use a patented
algorithm will be allowed in main (as happens right now).

In addition, packages which have a DFSG-compliant license and use
a patented algorithm that does not have a restrictive license will
also be allowed in main. This has also always been so, but was never
formulated in debian policy for some reason.


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