Jabka Atu wrote: > Howdy ,... > > In many places i encounter the phrase the "Debian Way" and many times i > can't really be sure what it is. > > While in some places i can go to the Debian policy to understand or to > explain but when it not in fully technical point. > > For example if a person describe and promote close software (the > opposite of Free software) that not only isn't free soft but it also > prevent legally unclear (research application that is founded by a some > big company in Redmond) is not the Debian way or yes ? > > Does creating a deb package for close software is against the Debian > policy ? Answer on the last question is no. Debian policy is a just a technical document that guarantees quality of packages in Debian. On the other hand, the Debian's aim is providing free software, and avoiding non-free one whenever possible. Distributing a software with unclear license definitely is not the Debian way. Regards, -- Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, Ukrainian C++ developer.
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