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Re: Q for all candidates: license and copyright requirements

Charles Plessy wrote:
>  2) I think that the Debian operating system is defined by the interaction of
>     its binary version and the source files necessary to use, study, modifiy and
>     redistribute it. Non-DFSG-free files that happen to be codistributed with the
>     source of the Debian operating system but have no function at all are not part
>     of the system, and I would like maintainers to be allowed to keep these files
>     in the original upstream material if it simplifies their work.

Would that include files which we are not allowed to distribute (for whatever
reason)? Do you think that the number of packages where the source had to be
repackages is high enough to warrant a change of the DFSG?

Thanks and cheers,


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