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Re: ITP: cfitsio - FITS I/O library

Gopal Narayanan <gopal@astro.umass.edu> writes:

> Description: C Library for reading and writing FITS format data files
>  FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format most used in
>  astronomy. cfitsio is a library of ANSI C routines for reading and
>  writing FITS format data files.  A set of Fortran-callable wrapper
>  routines are also included for the convenience of Fortran
>  programmers.
> Packages: cfitsio2 (runtime), cfitsio-dev (development+docs), cfitsio-bin
> (util and example binaries)
> License: Free, as far as I can tell. Here is the extract from the
> source files:
> <quote>
> The FITSIO software was written by William Pence at the High Energy
> Astrophysic Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) at the NASA
> Goddard Space Flight Center.  Users shall not, without prior written
> permission of the U.S. Government, establish a claim to statutory
> copyright.  The Government and others acting on its behalf, shall have
> a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license for
> Government purposes to publish, distribute, translate, copy, exhibit,
> and perform such material.
> </quote>

Hm. I don't see where we are allowed do distribute this, or does the
term "Government and others acting on its behalf" match Debian? My
English isn't perfect, but I think not. And if it is not explicitely
allowed, it is forbidden.


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