Bug#662513: RM: emboss/6.3.1-6
I'll be up at the EBI in a couple of weeks. Is there anything I can do
to try and persuade them to grant an acceptable license or has this
already been tried? EMBOSS is a software package that I still consider
to be very important, even though development is currently stalled due
to lack of funding.
On Mon, 2012-03-05 at 14:28 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Package: release.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> User: email@example.com
> Usertags: rm
> Dear release team,
> there is an annoying non-free file in emboss, and resolving that
> problem delays my other works on this package.
> Please remove emboss and the packages that depend on it from Testing
> now, as I do not want to hinder the libpng transition.
> (Just in case you wonder, that this file contains only data, so it can
> be argued that it is not copyrightable and therefore not non-free.
> And we anyway have permission to distribute it. For that reason, I do
> not think that action would be needed for Stable).
> Charles Plessy
> Debian Med packaging team
> Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan
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