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Fwd: ITP: pluto-jpl-eph -- command line handling of JPL ephemeres data



On 01.03.2018 17:07, Steffen Möller wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Steffen Moeller <moeller@debian.org>
> * Package name    : pluto-jpl-eph
>   Upstream Author : Bill Gray
> * URL             : https://github.com/Bill-Gray/jpl_eph
> * License         : GPL-2
>   Programming Lang: C++
>   Description     : command line handling of JPL ephemeres data
> The package is prepared on
> https://salsa.debian.org/debian-astro-team/pluto-jpl-eph

There is also an ongoing discussion on debian-legal about the legal
status of the JPL ephemeres data (and about research data in general).


Since the package itself is useless without JPL data itself, it may be
useful to coordinate the packaging of theses data. Additionally to
pluto-jpl-eph, JPL data are used in wsjtx and in casacore; therefore
Dave is Cced as potential packager for wsjtx.

@Steffen, it should probably go into the "astro-tools" metapackage, right?

Best regards


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