Bug#659620: RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon
(I'm not sure whether this is RFP or RFA, as a package exists, but it's
not in Debian's archive - please re-title if necessary).
* Package name : wview
Version : 5.19.0-1
Upstream Author : Mark Teel <email@example.com>
* URL or Web page : http://www.wviewweather.com/
* License : GPL2 and GPL3
Description : Weather station daemon
I've been using the Debian package from upstream for half a year or so
now, but there are benefits from being able to move the package into
* Easier for new users to find and install
* Easier to keep in sync with mixed distributions (stable/testing or
* Standard bug tracking and patch submission process
There are a few issues I'd like to see addressed, but shouldn't stand in
the way of this RFP:
* Daemon should run as a daemon user, not as root.
* It would be nice to have more modular install - e.g. I'm recording
weather recording to my database, but I don't want or need the HTML
generator. I shouldn't have to install components (and their
dependencies) which I turn off.
* Set up questions should be debconfised.
The upstream packaging has mixed license terms (all DFSG, AIUI):
/--------[ copyright ]
| This package was debianized by Mark Teel <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
| Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:09:27 -0600.
| It was downloaded from http://www.wviewweather.com
| wview was written by Mark Teel <email@example.com>
| Copyright: Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel. All rights reserved.
| Licensed under GPL version 2, see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'.
| The Debian packaging is:
| Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| and is licensed under the GPL version 3,
| see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
The radlib-dev package which is a dependency is mixed BSD and GPL3:
/--------[ copyright ]
| This package was debianized by: Mark Teel <email@example.com> on
| Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:09:51 -0600
| It was downloaded from: http://radlib.teel.ws
| Upstream Author: Mark Teel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel <email@example.com>
| You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the BSD License.
| On Debian systems, the complete text of the BSD License can be found in the
| file `/usr/share/common-licenses/BSD'.
| The Debian packaging is Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| and is licensed under the GPL version 3, and can be found in the file
I don't see anywhere in either license that specifies invariant sections
or cover pages for the GPL-3 part; I believe there are no invariant
sections and no cover pages.
I've included upstream (Mark Teel) on this RFP in case he has opinions
for/against his package entering Debian, or can contribute further