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

Quoting Paul Wise (2017-08-05 09:38:45)
> 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.

For the record, I did not mean to imply that Faidon would gain anything.

I apologize for such accidental accusation!

- Jonas

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