[openstack-dev] [horizon] python-selenium is non-free, Horizon shouldn't use it

Julien Danjou julien at danjou.info
Thu Jul 4 10:10:03 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jul 04 2013, Julie Pichon wrote:

> "Thomas Goirand" <zigo at debian.org> wrote:
>> Horizon seems to use python-selenium. The problem is that, in Debian,
>> this package is in the non-free repository. So I strongly suggest to not
>> use it for Havana. That otherwise would put Horizon into the contrib
>> repository of Debian (eg: not officially in Debian), or eventually,
>> remove any possibility to run the unit tests, which isn't nice.
> Why is Selenium considered non-free? The code is Apache-licensed, including the Python bindings.
> FWIW only a few of the unit tests use Selenium (and those that do, need to),
> and they're not run by default unless you set a flag to do so.

Yes, that seems like a mistake from the Debian packager as far as I can
tell. There's nothing that requires it to be in non-free.

(Cc'ing Sascha, the maintainer)

Julien Danjou
;; Free Software hacker ; freelance consultant
;; http://julien.danjou.info
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