Le mardi 23 décembre 2008 à 21:23 +0100, Michael Banck a écrit : > > Why? In essence, it is very similar to a firmware. It can also be > > necessary (e.g. for game data) to make free software work, in a similar > > way to the kernel with firmware. > > While that might be true technically, I don't think you can compare it > from a social POV. Firmware is (when it applies) (mostly) essential to > make your hardware run; documentation is important to understand and > learn code and/or important system programs. > > Game data is not essential at all in the wider scope of a Free Operating > System. I don’t think we ever made a distinction on the usefulness of software to select the section they belong to; this should only affect priority. > In the end, I guess that most games depend on their game data, so the > question boils down to whether this new section is "part of Debian" and > thus whether a depends-on relationship on this new section is allowed or > not. I certainly don’t wish the games in question to be moved from contrib to main; after all, they *do* depend on non-free data. But I’d like to be able to install this kind of data without adding non-free (which cannot be trusted) to my APT sources. And the same holds here for firmwares and game data. Cheers, -- .''`. : :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code. `. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to `- our own. Resistance is futile.
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