Re: arpack: unfreeze request
* Adam C Powell IV [Fri, 05 Dec 2008 23:40:57 +0900]:
> arpack was removed from lenny and sid because of non-free clauses in its
> license, see bug 491794 for details. Note this bug was filed after the
> freeze. It is an important scientific computation package for parallel
> linear system analysis which is in etch.
> Recently upstream changed its license so it is DFSG-free. I built and
> uploaded it with minimal changes, and it is now in unstable.
> I think that because arpack is in etch and is used by many prominent
> programs, such as the Elmer finite element multiphysics package, it
> should really be part of the lenny release. Furthermore, this would
> "reward" upstream for changing the license at the request of Debian
> Therefore please un-freeze arpack so it can transition into testing and
> release with lenny.
Unblocked arpack, and arpack++ as well.
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