[DebianGIS] Fw: Specific packages for SAR and earth observation
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Data: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 19:35:36 +0100
Da: Antonio Valentino <email@example.com>
A: Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oggetto: Re: Specific packages for SAR and earth observation
Il giorno Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:35:24 +0100
Andreas Tille <email@example.com> ha scritto:
> Hi Antonio,
> I have to admit I have real problems to read your mails. Your line
> breaking is quite confusing and I hope I did not missed something in
> your response.
I'm really sorry.
Unfortunately I frequently have mail delivery failures if I use my
email client to post to this list. So I have to use the mail web
client (let's see if this time it works :)).
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:10:34PM +0100,
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > OK, let me know how I can contribute but, I repeat, I'm not an
> > expert in licensing issues, so any contribute of mine should be
> > carefully reviewed.
> I have no idea what might make a licensing "expert". For the moment
> it might be sufficient to detect those programs with a clear license
> from the well known set in /usr/share/common-licenses. It would be
> good if you could inspect the sources of the programs you proposed to
> include for such licenses.
There are strange cases that I'm not able to classify e.g.
* I can't find no license or copyright attribution for getorb nor in
the source package or on the homepage
* Doris seems to be GPL (license file and source headers) but
on the home page it is stated that it is only for non-commercial
use and also there seems to be some re-distribution limitations
* for best I would like to set up some machinery to automatically
download the program binaries or something like googleearth-package
but I don't know if it is OK to skip the page for license ageement
on the ESA website.
I will try to make a summary of non clear cases during next days.
> > > > Interested people can take a look to
> > > >
> > > > https://code.launchpad.net/~a.valentino
> > > >
> > > > for pre-built packages for Ubuntu 10.10 and to
> > > >
> > > > https://launchpad.net/~a.valentino/+archive/eotools
> > > >
> > > > for packaging source code (upstream source
> > > > are not in the repo).
> > >
> > > Links to the packages in Launchpad can be given using the Pkg-URL
> > > field (see ).
> > OK
> I injected three examples into
> with all the information I was able to find quickly. In the case of
> polsarpro I trusted your debian/copyright that it is GPL2. In the
> case of doris the web page says "free for non-commercial use" and your
> copyright says GPL3. I have not checked what is actually correct but
> I left the more conservative non-free. Feel free to correct me if
> you are sure about this and copyright statement is clear. I have not
> checked the license for getorb just to safe time.
> Please frogive my ignorance about launchpad but I have not found ready
> to install deb packages. So I simply directed the Pkg-URL field to
> the debian/ packaging dir which is fine for the moment. It just
> points the interested reader to a location where the work is done.
Info about deb packages are at
the repo url is
unfortunately launchpad only supports ubuntu series.
> > From my point of view yes, it would be nice to have a SAR section
> > at the Debian GIS tasks pages and I will be happy to contribute as
> > I can. And yes, I'm not to much familiar with this kind of things
> > so a couple of examples would be useful.
> I hope the three examples I have given in SVN (see above) which are
> rendered to
> will give you an idea what to do. If you would like to edit the file
> directly you need to become a member of Debian Blends team on Alioth
> but sending me patches for the moment is perfectly fine. Please
> inspect carefully what I have written especially the description of
> the task on top would need some more love (perhaps explaining in
> detail what SAR means). I also simply copied the web site text for
> the Pkg-Description fields (I should rather have used the
> descriptions from your control files - but I detected them to late).
> If you feel some need you can also add some Remark fields in the same
> syntax as Pkg-Description.
OK I'll work on it the next weekend.
> Kind regards
Thanks a lot Andreas