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Re: TL 2011 packing and Blacklisting

Thank you for the clarifications. I happen to share your frustrations with Debian. I'm more interested in the best possible product release
and less concerned with artificial distinctions made by a zealot core.



On 06/08/2011 07:46 PM, Norbert Preining wrote:
On Mi, 08 Jun 2011, Marc J. Driftmeyer wrote:
Could you please define the criteria for Debian Blacklisting?
Very simple, what is not DFSG free will be blacklisted.
That is an obligation.

In fact TL upstream adopts the very same policy (*), so packages
that do not have a DFSG free license will normally be kicked out
of upstream TeX Live as soon as we find out.

(*) There is one exception, namely that upstream TeX Live accepts
    GFDL with invariant sections etc etc, while DFSG does not allow 
    that, so we have to throw away some of the very nice documents
    due to the - IMHO - rubbish interpretation of some Debian zealots.
    (That spoken, I am still DD and supporting and implementing the
    Debian rules, although I at times disagree with them).

Does this answer all your questions?


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