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Re: Bug#630897: ace: source includes non DFSG-free DDS spec


Thanks for bringing this to our attention, and apologies for the delay
in getting back to you.

On Sun, 2011-06-19 at 20:43 +0200, Thomas Girard wrote:
> ace_5.7.7.orig.tar.gz includes a non DFSG-free specification .pdf file:
> ptc_09-10-26 DDS4CCM v1-0 WCB.pdf
> Sam reported bug #63097[1] about this issue, thanks to him for
> pointing this out.

It's not just non DFSG-free - it's completely non-distributable.  From
the quote in #630897:

"(2) the use of the specifications is for informational purposes and
will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any

> ace packages 5.7.7-4 are distributed in Debian stable. The non-free
> .pdf is not distributed in the binary packages, and later releases of
> the source tarballs no longer include the non-free file (the .pdf is not
> included in source packages of Debian unstable).
> Should I upload a new ace-dfsg_5.7.7.orig.tar.gz without the pdf file
> to s-p-u, and request for its inclusion in the next stable update?

Yes, please rebuild the .orig tarball to remove the file, note that fact
in debian/{copyright,README.source} and upload new packages targeted at

Note that your suggested tarball name has the "repacked source"
indicator in the wrong position.  The packages should be versioned as
5.7.7+dfsg or similar, so the tarball would be ace_5.7.7

Does this also affect the ace packages in oldstable?



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