2007/9/28, Aaron Griffin email@example.com:
Yeah, see. Jason (and Dan, earlier) has the right of it here. I think this is (again) blown out of proportion. We all know there are license issues with some packages. That's the way this works.
So how do we solve this? We *explicitly* list packages that should be installed. It's no different if someone creates a "nonfree" repo (which we don't want to do) - they are still listing packages they are allowing.
The simplest way to "list packages" like this? A text file. We don't need web interfaces. We don't need java tools. We don't need this crap.
We need a text file.
This isn't rocket surgery here. We're not trying to solve complex license issues. We're trying to make a list of packages we want to distribute.
I think it is _much_ easier to create a list of packages we _don't_ want to distribute. ;-P So we can ship everything except those in that list.