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Old 09-27-2008, 08:43 AM
"Eugene V. Lyubimkin"
Default What is the Debian Way ?

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.

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, Ukrainian C++ developer.

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