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Re: Are online services also software for Debian's rules?

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:07:51PM +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
>  ❦ 12 août 2017 09:12 GMT, "Dr. Bas Wijnen" <wijnen@debian.org> :
> > No, it doesn't.  2.2.1 says "None of the packages in the main archive area
> > require software outside of that area to function."  In other words, if
> > software outside of main would not exist, the program would still work.  But if
> > that software wouldn't exist, the non-free service would not be available and
> > the free client would be useless.
> Then, please file bugs against offending packages, severity
> serious. Otherwise, all this discussion is useless. A starting point
> could be golang-github-datadog-datadog-go and golang-google-api
> packages.

My purpose of this thread (which is a question asked elsewhere) is to find out
if there is consensus about this issue.  If there isn't, I don't want to bother
everyone with a mass bug report.  Which, as Russ pointed out, would be a pretty
large operation.

Also, I don't want to move lots of software to contrib.  I would much rather
have it fixed by removing the support for the non-free services, or by having
plugin systems that allow only the non-free-interfacing part to be in contrib.
However, that is still a large operation, so I still do not want to do a mass
bug filing unless there is consensus that it should be done.  So far, it
doesn't seem like there is consensus at all.


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