On Fri, Aug 11 2017, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 08:48:53PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> On Mon, Aug 07 2017, Dr. Bas Wijnen wrote:
>> 
>> >> Example: [s3cmd]
>> >
>> > How is this not in contrib?  This software is useless without the
>> > non-free service (which is also software, and it is not in main) from
>> > Amazon.
>> 
>> Using the service doesn't involve running any non-free code *on your
>> computer*.  So it's free software.
>
> All packages in contrib are free software, that's not the point.
>
> The point is that package in contrib *require other software not in
> main* for their use.

I guess that I unconsciously interpreted "requires" as "Depends:" but
these are not equivalent -- thanks.

-- 
Sean Whitton

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