Re: Single source for main and non-free packages
If people would get rid of just that clause, alot of stuff would
move from main to non-free.
On 14 Jan 1998, Douglas Bates wrote:
> The R language for statistical and graphical data analysis is now
> packaged as r-base in the math section. The base language and modules
> are GPL'd so they conform with the Debian Free Software Guidelines
> (DFSG). In addition there are several contributed modules available
> on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) sites. (The master CRAN
> site is http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/R/). Some of the contributed
> modules have DFSG-compliant copyright statements and some do not.
> I have set up packages r-cran and r-cran-non-free for contributed
> modules. If possible I would like to keep the original sources as a
> single tar.gz file. I can generate the packages but I am not sure if
> it will be legitimate to have one original source file that generates
> packages in the main distribution and in the non-free distribution.
> Is that ok? The source code for these modules is freely available and
> has been contributed by the authors to an open archive. It is just
> that some of the source code has statements in it like
> copyright 1991 Department of Statistics, Univeristy of Washington
> funded by ONR contracts N-00014-88-K-0265 and N-00014-91-J-1074
> Permission granted for unlimited distribution for non-commercial purposes.
> I presume that last part about "for non-commercial purposes" makes
> this fail the DFSG.
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