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Re: [seul-edu] ISO evals

To me, whether the source is available is not just philosophical; it's
practical. As Doug says, however, there may be cases in which there is a good
reason for this. In most cases I fear that closed source points to other aspects
of a project which will be problematic, such as a less than available developer
or a less than open development process. In either case, the project won't be
useful to many.


Quoting Doug Loss <drloss@suscom.net>:
Do we require all 
> packages to be Free/Open Source, do we require all packages to meet 
> Debian standards for inclusion, do we accept packages that are freely 
> distributable even if source isn't available, etc.?  I realize that it 
> we go with a laxer standard for inclusion we won't be in lockstep with 
> DebianEdu, but I'd hate to see good, useful educational software that we 
>   have permission to distribute be avoided for philosophical reasons 
> without our having examined our reasoning closely enough.

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