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Re: Bug#308680: MySQL docs not distributable?

severity 310406 normal
severity 310407 normal
tags 310406 patch
tags 310407 patch

Stefan Hinz <stefan@mysql.com>, of the MySQL AB Documentation Team,
wrote in <428B3065.3070402@mysql.com>[1] and <428B4D6D.9060907@mysql.com>[2]
as documented in this bug with regards to the MySQL manual:

| What's not mentioned here is what we *do* allow, and that's what all this
| discussion is about: We want the Manual to be shipped with the software
| *but not separately*.
| (...)
| I was imprecise. What I meant to say is "not separately" in the sense of 
| putting the Manual somewhere outside the vicinity of the MySQL software. 
| E.g. putting the Manual on a book CD that doesn't contain the MySQL 
| software.
Including this in debian/copyright ought to be sufficient, seem by
reasoning at [3]. Although it'd be nice to have this statement included
in the package's copyright file itself, as far as I know it's not a
release critical issue for it to not be, as long as such statement
exists, especially for non-free.

Release team, could you please reconsider removing the documentation of
MySQL from Sarge? IMHO proper documentation for important pieces of
software is an important to have.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308680&msg=19
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308680&msg=25
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308680&msg=62

Jeroen van Wolffelaar

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