On Tuesday, August 08, 2017 07:34:47 AM Vincent Bernat wrote: > ❦ 8 août 2017 09:31 +1000, Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> : > >> However, it is easy to find other packages interacting with > >> proprietary services without a free implementation. For example, any > >> package interacting with Google Cloud (golang-google-cloud package). > > > > I am in agreement with Bas when he says: If other packages also violate > > our principles or policy, that means they should be fixed, not that this > > should be allowed. > > > > So, “it is not hard to find other packages in Debian [with this > > problem]” is not addressing the problem. > > It was more to highlight that there is absolutely no consensus that > interacting with proprietary services through the network is the same as > combining work with a proprietary program. I think the general rule for software with a FOSS license that has no other purpose than to interact with proprietary services is to put it in contrib. That's certainly what I've done. I think there's a clear consensus that it's not at all the same (otherwise we'd put it in non-free). Scott K
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