Quoting Emilien Klein (2014-03-29 09:57:20) > 2014-03-29 9:17 GMT+01:00 Ben Finney <ben+deb...@benfinney.id.au>: >>> I feel there is more value in shipping the upstream tarball (if we >>> can assure the minified file comes from the supplied source), as >>> repackaging is an extra step that could theoretically go wrong. >> >> I think you're engaging in wishful thinking. The process you propose >> has more steps to go wrong, and more points of potential error, than >> simply dropping the non-source files from the source package. > > Well, my original suggestion is indeed much more simple than the > verification of upstream validity and the current policy to repackage: > leave the minified files in, as released by upstream under a license > that allows explicitly allows its redistribution.
...and blindly assume that source and minified file corresponds. > As I've tried to explain before, I don't see what in DFSG §2 prevents > the inclusion of the minified file: Correct - it does not prevent that. We never said it prevents that. What it does is require source for any and all files we distribute. > I argue that a tarball that contains the source for the program, along > with a minified file next to it is fulfilling "The program must > include source code". That is quite possible, but not certain. > DFSG §2 does not say something along the lines "The program must > *only* include the source code, excluding any files included by > upstream for the convenience of the user" I fully agree. I do not agree in blindly trusting upstream, however. > I feel we are stuck. In the intent to bring this discussion to a > close, would you strongly disagree if I ask the question on the -devel > mailing list? > I feel it would be beneficial (regardless of the way in which the > discussion goes there) to include developers that might have a broader > view of the landscape, maybe a bit less down into the specifics of js > packaging as we are. We can then record the final decision on our > policy page and close out this time-consuming discussion. I recommend you to try address the questions raised by Ben. Feel free to escalate to d-devel, but don't expect to have better luck there. - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private