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Re: [DebianGIS] Debconf7 meeting minutes

Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> A the same time, a reporting page for novelties about the project
> is on
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis/StateOfTheMap

"ECW library has gone. Ermapper changed previous license in an EULA, so
packaging is no more possible."

I think it may be more fair to say that Leica changed ER mapper's
license after buying them, but....

Q: if the old version has a nice license, open in a way makes
retrospective EULA changes impossible (ie DFSG compat), and the code is
at a mature reference implementation state, why remove the old library
until such time as it is hideously out of date and causing problems for

eg the MS core fonts situation; no longer Free upstream, but the old
version was Free and worked well, so keep distributing the old version.


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