Non-free binary chunks in PPA

Asked by Steven Harper on 2007-09-17

Hi, I have a package that contains non-free firmware for a modem, I want to submit it to the PPA service, is this allowed/ frowned upon

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Steve

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Joey Stanford
Solved:
2008-01-09
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2008-01-09
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2007-10-24
Joey Stanford (joey) said : #1

Hi Steve,

Your question has generated an interesting discussion about this. We don't have a fully agreed to answer yet but we're closing in. We will be releasing further updates to the PPA Terms of Service to help address this and other related questions. Look for these on https://help.launchpad.net/Legal. I'll reply back to this Question with further details once it's all sorted. Stay tuned.

Thanks,

Joey

Joey Stanford (joey) said : #2

moving back to Open

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Joey Stanford (joey) said : #4

Moving back to open. I think we have reached an acceptable answer for this which is to treat them under the same provisions as Ubuntu.

Information about Ubuntu's licensing can be found here: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/licensing

I should have updated PPA terms in time for the Launchpad Release.

Best Joey Stanford (joey) said : #5

The updated PPA terms have been published which should address this ticket. https://help.launchpad.net/PPATermsofUse

Steven Harper (stevenharperuk) said : #6

Thanks Joey Stanford, that solved my question.