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Re: [DebianGIS] R: Re: Specific packages for SAR and earth observation

Hi Francesco,

Il giorno Fri, 3 Dec 2010 13:59:38 +0100
"Francesco P. Lovergine" <frankie@debian.org> ha scritto:

> On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 01:24:38PM +0100,
> antonio.valentino@tiscali.it 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-
> > distribution:
> > 
> > "# 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
> years ago.
> 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.

OK, unless authors provide some more clarification or licensing fix, I
will not publish any source or binary package including DORIS.

The packaging stuff is already on launchpad 


in case someone wants to give it a a try

best regards

Antonio Valentino

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