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Re: [DebianGIS] OpenDAP/DODS support

> > servet ahmet çizmeli wrote:
> > > Of course I could do the compilation myself and distribute it
> > > along with my code but it would be much better if OpenDAP could
> > > be considered as a standart addon to gdal libraries included in
> > > DebianGIS. In that case, people who recieve our code have only to
> > > use UbuntuGIS GDAL binaries and the use of OpenDAP in GDAL is
> > > centralized here...
Francesco(??) wrote:
> > Yes, opendap support needs to be now activated in gdal, thanks to
> > recent packaging by Alastair (now in squeeze too).
> Currently, libdap in Debian for whatever reason is under GPL license,
> which poses a problem of compatibility with GDAL BSD one. The original
> license is (currently?) LGPL, indeed.

may I suggest that it be built as a gdal plugin, much like the
libgdal1-1.[5-7].0-grass plugin is separately packaged?

I suspect that will take some new coding at the GDAL end of things.


(LGPL allows the user to legally relicense as GPL if they want, fwiw)

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