Re: Bug#393422: Source package contains non-free IETF RFC/I-D's
On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 10:08:14AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 12:16:46PM +0200, Simon Josefsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > (...)
> > It seems this source package contains the following files from the
> > IETF under non-free license terms:
> > xulrunner-188.8.131.52/directory/c-sdk/ldap/docs/draft-ietf-ldapext-ldap-c-api-05.txt
> > xulrunner-184.108.40.206/netwerk/protocol/ftp/doc/rfc959.txt
> > (...)
> I'm not willing to fix this bug *now* for 2 reasons:
> 1. It's etch-ignore
> 2. There's much more than these 2 files that are actually non free in
> the source tarball, and deeper work needs to be done to actually clean
> it up.
> See http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnuzilla/2006-09/msg00005.html
> for an overview.
> What I mean here is that considering there's more work than removing 2
> files, I don't want to close this issue now while leaving a bunch of
> non-free files out there.
> Now the question is, do the release managers consider that these others
> non-free files in the source tarball grant an etch exception, too.
Does your question apply to *all* of the files mentioned in the mail you
linked to? I don't understand which files you believe are non-free and why;
some of the files mentioned are things like Microsoft Office documents,
which are fine for main. Others are sourceless executables for other
platforms, which are not (and are also not etch-ignore). I'm not sure which
of the remainder are questionable for Debian, so it's hard to comment
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