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Bug#851806: ITP: libmseed2 -- seed (Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data) data records manipulation library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Pierre Duperray <pierreduperray@free.fr>

* Package name    : libmseed2
  Version         : 2.18
  Upstream Author : Chad Trabant <chad@iris.washington.edu>
* URL             : http://ds.iris.edu/ds/nodes/dmc/software/downloads/libmseed/
* License         : LGPL3
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : seed data records manipulation library

Provides a framework for manipulation of SEED (Standard for the Exchange
 of Earthquake Data) data records.

I think this package is relevant because it is a reference implementation of
the SEED format manipulation. It will be a dependency on other packages allowing,
for instance, realtime exchange of seismic data around the world.
I use these tools on a daily basis, no other package provide this functionality
(as far as I know).
I plan to maintain this package and create other sismological related package,
as a maintainer beginner, I definitively need a sponsor.
My work on this package basically consisted in learning packaging, autotoolizing
the upstream source distribution. I plan to submit autotoolizing patch and man page
typos patch upstream. I will also ask the upstream author if he his interested
in co-maintaining this package.

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