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Re: [DebianGIS] libecw status

On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 12:49 +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 12:41:01PM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > Any news about a (possibly non-free) plugin for libecw for gdal?
> > There was an old ITP currently closed about that. I have now to
> > keep up things up and working about that here for a project, 
> > I was curious if someone has already packaged a plugin...
> > 
> Ah sorry, I did not see that Steve already reopened that ITP...
> Steve?

I think a determination needs to be made about whether it can even be
distributed in non-free. This post:


suggests that failure of DFSG 9 means it can't go in non-free. The
offending clause is:

> iv)	You are not permitted to use Software Product for development or
> distribution of "Server Software" that provides services or 
> functionality on a computer acting as a server.

This places a restriction on other software distributed with libecw.


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