Subject: Re: Bug#856139: certspotter: long description
advertises commercial service



Dear fellow Debian developers,

Am I alone in finding it wrong to promote commercial services in long
descriptions of packages n Debian main?


Quoting Faidon Liambotis (2017-08-04 13:57:10)
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:53:13PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Long description includes a paragraph starting with the following:
> >
> > > Cert Spotter is also available as a hosted service by SSLMate that
> > > requires zero setup [...]
> >
> > That paragraph is irrelevant for this package - please drop it.
[...]
> At worst, this is "irrelevant" as you put it,

No, at worst this is misuse of Debian ressources for commercial gain -
i.e. using long description field for advertising a non-free service.

- Jonas

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