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[DebianGIS] [frankie@debian.org: OpenDAP license is LGPL]


FYI I'm going to upload a delayed NMU package if I won't receive
answers in a reasonable time frame. It appears to me that the license
change is an oversight, not due to any evident reason (e.g. linking of
more restrictive libraries).


----- Forwarded message from Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org> -----

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 09:49:59 +0200
From: Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: OpenDAP license is LGPL
X-Mailer: reportbug 4.11

Package: libdap
Version: 3.9.3-5
Severity: important

On the basis of upstream sources, OpenDAP is released under LGPL-2.1 not
the 'viral' GPL as stated in debian/copyright. That prevents linking OpenDAP by
a series of third-parties software such as netcdf (v 4.1.1) or hdf5 (1.8+)
without changing their licenses too (and that of a other not related software
such as mapserver). Please, explain why or change back the Debian 
license information ASAP.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

----- End forwarded message -----

Francesco P. Lovergine

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