undistributable packages in ppas

Asked by Steve Langasek

It's been brought to my attention that there are several ppas in launchpad which contain packages for skype:


As Skype is not freely redistributable (and is distributed from partner.canonical.com only by way of a special license), these packages should not be there. Is this something you can take care of?

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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) said :


There is also an acroread package that should be deleted too!

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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) said :

Hi Steve, did you notice that the first ppa has the czech translation?

Anyway I don't know if this has been merged upstream or not!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :

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Laura Czajkowski (czajkowski) said :

still being reviewed.

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Gareth Woolridge (moon127) said :

The Skype packages have now been removed per the request of StevenK.

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