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

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 01:53:21PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> 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,

Note that in hdf5tools (from the same source, HDF Group) the advertising clause
is not mandatory. It could be something that would require an update on their side.
Did you try to contact HDF group?

Francesco P. Lovergine

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