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Re: non-free but distributable packages and kernel firmware

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 03:57:26AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org>
> > This has the strong smell of ranking some DFSG criteria above others
> > in importance.  If you want this kind of distinction, I think a less
> > discriminatory way would be to flag (internally or on a central web
> > site somewhere) each package in non-free according to which parts of
> > DFSG it fails.
> I think it would be more manageable to flag freedoms that the package
> still does provide, for example
>    modified-noncommercial-redistribution
>    unmodified-noncommercial-redistribution
>    unmodified-commercial-redistribution
>    all-freedoms-in-the-gfdl
>    dfsg-freedom-of-all-runnable-programs
>    dfsg-freedom-of-all-main-cpu-runnable-programs

While this is being worked on, it might be useful to add a tag for
whether packages can be autobuilt, and perhaps (as non-US is going
away soon, and maybe we could do crypto-in-non-free), a tag for
whether a package complies with BXA export regs.


Ian Beckwith - ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk - http://nessie.mcc.ac.uk/~ianb/
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