Re: Packaging java gis software for ubuntu/debian
The two are not equivalent - sadly.
Interestingly the commons-io library is proceeding on java.net
, but the fork has changed license. Another fork is in the eclipse foundation - with all the JAI integration removed.
It is the JAI (i.e. image processing) part that is difficult to replace. The code provided is so modular it looks like we can replace bits of it as needed for the foreseeable future.
The only ray of hope is oracle being involved in locationtech - so we may have a line of communication to see about rescuing this project from the void.