undistributable packages in ppas

Asked by Steve Langasek on 2013-05-22

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

https://launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/backports
https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/test
https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/chat

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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Steve Kowalik Edit question
Last query:
2013-05-22
Last reply:
2013-06-14

https://launchpad.net/~portis25/+archive/multiarch/

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

Hi Steve, did you notice that the first ppa has the czech translation?
https://launchpadlibrarian.net/74692605/skype_2.2.0.25-1ubuntu1-2_2.2.0.35-0natty1-1.diff.gz

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

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

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Laura Czajkowski (czajkowski) said : #4

still being reviewed.

Gareth Woolridge (moon127) said : #5

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

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