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Re: [DebianGIS] OpenDAP/DODS support

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 04:07:08AM -0700, Hamish wrote:
> > > 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).
> Francesco:
> > 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.

Gdal team generally discourages such approaches, because a decent
way of managing plugins and versioning is still not in place. The grass
plugin has a specific reason to exist: avoiding a chicken-egg problem.

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

Yesi, that was not the point. The point is *why* the license changed
in the Debian package.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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