Subject: Re: Debian packages advertising non-free services



❦ 8 août 2017 09:31 +1000, Ben Finney <[email protected]> :

>> However, it is easy to find other packages interacting with
>> proprietary services without a free implementation. For example, any
>> package interacting with Google Cloud (golang-google-cloud package).
>
> I am in agreement with Bas when he says: If other packages also violate
> our principles or policy, that means they should be fixed, not that this
> should be allowed.
>
> So, “it is not hard to find other packages in Debian [with this
> problem]” is not addressing the problem.

It was more to highlight that there is absolutely no consensus that
interacting with proprietary services through the network is the same as
combining work with a proprietary program.
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