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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 08:21:19PM +0100, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> This is true. We would have to be clear, that security support
> would have to be limited to one (the latest?) version. This is
> still a difference to some arbitrary compressed js files with no
> source code, no copyright information etc. which people use when
> there is no Debian package at all.
> But it's probably too much work, preparing infrastructure etc.


> Anyway, relaxing requirements on source code availability,
> building from sources with tools within Debian, free license,
> etc. is not an option for me. Not only in the context of Debian.

I've been doing Debian for so long now but I still cannot grasp the way
discussions are going. How on earth did we get from the technical problem of
how to package large application stacks that come with their own copies of
certain "libraries" to packaging software that is neither free nor open source?
I didn't notice anyone suggesting we should do the latter.

Michael Meskes
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