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Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#245310: pgadmin3-data: pgadmin3 ships duplicate of PostgreSQL]

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>, Raphaƫl Enrici <blacknoz(at)club-internet(dot)fr>,<pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#245310: pgadmin3-data: pgadmin3 ships duplicate of PostgreSQL]
Date: 2004-04-23 09:57:14
Message-ID: 200404231157.14098.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Am Freitag, 23. April 2004 11:10 schrieb Dave Page:
> The HTML Help Workshop is a free download, but they can be written in vi if
> you feel the need - personally I'd rather use the MS program and save a day
> or three.

I had meant "free" to mean in compliance with the Debian Free Software 
Guidelines.  It's confusing, I know.

> Besides, those files are not 'built' as such - they are the source code for
> the .chm file that is not used on Debian (because we use the raw HTML
> instead).

It seems to me that they are index files of some kind that are generated by 
automatic means from the various HTML documentation files.  The fact that 
they can also be edited by hand does not mean that they can reasonably count 
as source code.  (You can also edit binary object files or Postscript files 
by hand.)  For packages in the main Debian distribution, the actual source 
code of every file and the build tools required to process them must be 
included or available under free software terms.

Don't get me wrong, it's up to you how you develop your software.  I'm just 
pointing out these issues before the Debian license police finds them and 
rips out the package.


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