Re: [DebianGIS] R: Re: Specific packages for SAR and earth observation
On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 01:24:38PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> Now the package
> includes a COPYNG file (in the src sub-folder) containing the text of
> the GPL v.2 license.
> The header of source code files also states that
> the software is under the GNU/GPL license v.2.
> In the home page
> (conditions), instead, it is specified that the SW is for non
> commercial use only and also it is there is a note about re-
> "# Doris is a scientific-purpose software and cannot be
> commercialized, nor can parts or products of it be commercialized.
> Parties interested in using Doris or its products for any commercial
> purposes are requested to contact Dr. Ramon Hanssen of DEOS
> # Our
> version of the software is the only official one. Please do not
> distribute the Doris software to third parties, instead refer to the
> Doris home page. This in order to guarantee uniformity in the
> distribution of updates and information. "
> I' don't know which is the
> correct interpretation of the last point that seems to be in contrast
> with the GPL philosophy.
> I tried to contact authors for a
> clarification but didn't received any answer yet.
As said, this is exactly what excluded the distribution in Debian some
Adding limiting conditions for redistribution to the plain GPL license
is a FFTW license violation. They can use a GPL+limits on their program,
but they are using a GPL2 library, and so they are violating the
library authors rights.
I already sent a warning about that at the time, with no definitive
answer. You should exclude fftw use in the package (i.e.providing
), which renders it quite :) unuseful.
Francesco P. Lovergine