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Re: Bug#291432: RFP: gtybalt -- computer algebra system (CAS) based on GiNaC with optional TeXmacs GUI

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:39:04PM -0500, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> The biggest problem is that gTybalt currently depends upon Root, which
> is not DFSG-free and has some legal issues, for graphing functionality.
> There is apparently movement to fix the Root issues by making it DFSG-free:
> 	http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/01/msg01166.html
> If that doesn't come to anything, gTybalt's upstream intends to rework
> the program to use gnuplot or some other freely licensed grapher instead.

Fons (one of the authors of ROOT) seems quite certain that it will be
relicensed soon.

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:05:14PM +0100, Fons Rademakers wrote:
> I know, in the past we had several requests from Debian to solve this
> licensing issue so they could add it to the base line Debian. So that
> will be possible very soon.
> Cheers, Fons.

I suggest to contact him and nag a bit if it seems to be taking too
long.  In the meantime, you (or someone) could work on packaging ROOT if
that hasn't been done already, although it may not be possible to
distribute the package under the current license.

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