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



On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:03 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

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

In general, I think we should avoid doing that.

In this case, the advertisement is also present on the upstream github
page, via the README, which is also in the Debian package, so removing
it from the Debian package description will not remove the
advertisement entirely. Personally I'd prefer to not have it present
in any of the locations, but leaving it in the README in Debian and
upstream seems like a reasonable compromise.

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

I got the impression that Faidon is not involved with SSLMate so this
and the relevant DMUP clause does not seem to apply in this case.

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bye,
pabs

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