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Re: Volunter for helping Celestia into Lenny?


I remember this package, and I really liked it, actually I was thinking
why it was missing in new versions of debian, or even in another

So I want to offer my help, maybe my knowledge level it's not so high
but always I can read and learn more about it...

If you are agree, probably the first thing I will do is to try to figure
out from the BTS repport what is under GPL and what is not... And do
some kind of list for clarifying...

Thanks and kind regards,

Carlos Cuevas

On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 18:53 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> One of the really nice free software applications used in schools
> today is Celestia.  It is a 3D simulation of the universe, represented
> with its stars and planets.  Screen shots etc are available from
> <URL: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ >.
> This package is missing in Lenny.  It is also missing in Etch and
> Sarge.  It was present in Woody, but has been held out of the stable
> release because of a license issue.  The maintainer need help clearing
> the copyright issue.  The Debian status is available from
> <URL: http://packages.qa.debian.org/c/celestia.html >, the the BTS
> report in question is <URL: http://bugs.debian.org/174456 >.
> Are there any volunteers to help the maintainer solving the issue?  It
> is mostly a communication task, tracking down who to ask to have the
> license of various pieces of the package clarified.  The Celestia
> package is one of the few really good educational packages missing in
> Lenny, and this is the reason I want us to focus on it.  According to
> <URL:http://popcon.skolelinux.org>, it is installed in 7% of the
> population, and used last week in 0.6% of the population.
> Cc to the maintainer, to make him aware of this request.
> Happy hacking,
> -- 
> Petter Reinholdtsen

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