Re: [DebianGIS] Debconf7 meeting minutes
Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> A the same time, a reporting page for novelties about the project
> is on
"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until such time as it is hideously out of date and causing problems for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.