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Re: Bug#745609: RFS: eso-midas/13.09pl1.2-1 [ITP] -- European Southern Observatory Munich Image Data Analysis System



Sergio Gelato <Sergio.Gelato@astro.su.se> writes:
> * Achim Bohnet [2014-05-13 17:22:00 +0200]:
>> On Freitag 25 Apr 2014 14:03:40 Ole Streicher wrote:
>> [..]
>> > On 24.04.2014 19:44, Thorsten Alteholz wrote:
>> [..]
>> > > Most important
>> > >   install/unix/systems/Linux_alpha/README.linux
>> > > tells that midas is only for non-commercial usage.
>
> I don't see the "only". The file grants permission for non-commercial
> usage but is silent about everything else. As such it does not
> conflict with a GNU GPL license grant elsewhere. Also, the wording
> explicitly only refers to the contents of that directory
> (install/unix/systems/Linux_alpha/).
>
> I suppose one can ask ESO (the copyright holder) for clarification.

The upstream MIDAS page [1] tells clearly that ESO-MIDAS is GPL. I also
got a confirmation in a personal mail from Pascal Ballester:

"I understand that you are working on including MIDAS in Debian and
possibly other distributions. I should make you aware that although
distributed under GPL, there is no support and maintenance for the MIDAS
code from ESO side. While we try to keep MIDAS compilable on new Linux
distributions, there is no guaranteed support for this."

Ticket number (if ESO comes and asks where this was :-)) is PROP058013.

Best

Ole

[1] http://www.eso.org/sci/software/esomidas/


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