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Re: Bug#550542: ITP: jhdf -- Java HDF5 Object Package

Le Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 12:08:35AM +0200, Sylvestre Ledru a écrit :
> 4.  All publications or advertising materials mentioning features or use of
>     this software must acknowledge that it was developed by the National
>     Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, and
>     credit the Contributors.

Hi Sylvestre,

note the potential danger of infringement of this clause, for instance if one
makes flyers for Debian Science live CDs that mention capacity to work with the
HDF5 format.

In the past, I managed to convince academic upstream authors of a program I
package to remove a similar clause, by referring to the following essay on the
FSF website: http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/bsd.html. Maybe you can give
it a try?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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