On Sunday, January 01, 2017 12:59:08 AM Steve Robbins wrote:
> On Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:06:37 PM CST you wrote:
> > your package includes some files that seem to lack sources
> > in preferred forms of modification (even if removed during clean target).
> No part of the resulting binary package comes from files that are not in
> their intended form of modification. I acknowledge there are extra
> non-source files in the source tarball *that are not used* to create the
Speaking as a member of the FTP team, the source needs to be DFSG free to be
in Main. Regardless of if it's used in the binary.
> > According to Debian Free Software Guidelines  (DFSG) #2:
> > "The program must include source code, and must allow distribution
> > in source code as well as compiled form."
> Digikam meets this test.
Binaries yes, source no.
> > In some cases this could also constitute a license violation for some
> > copyleft licenses such as the GNU GPL. (While sometimes the licence
> > allows not to ship the source, the DFSG always mandates source code.)
> It requires all sources required to create the binary. Digikam meets this
No. It doesn't. This is a valid bug and one that's not hard to fix.
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