Is the Smithsonian Institution Copyright License DFSG-Free?
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Hello good people--
I'm considering ITP'ing CIAO , but before i look into it further, i
wanted to get this community's advice on its freeness. I wasn't able
to find any prior discussion of CIAO within debian, but if i missed
something, please let me know.
The bulk of CIAO appears  to be licensed under the "Smithsonian
Institution Copyright" License .
The only other debian reference to this license i've been able to turn
up is in Steve McIntyre's report on netpbm licensing , which refers
to it as "A variation on the BSD license".
I haven't done a full code audit yet to ensure that all the relevant
source is in fact under the SIC, but if the SIC itself is considered
non-free, that would be a huge blocker for me.
Thanks for the great work you all do keeping debian on the right
 ftp://cxc.harvard.edu/pub/ciao3.2/all/README (search for "Usage/Licensing")
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