On 07/18/2015 01:37 AM, Rashad M wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:18 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On 07/18/2015 01:09 AM, Rashad M wrote:
>>> One important thing even though a great deal of thirdparty sources are
>>> removed with the exception of 6S library (radiometry) and SIFT algorithm
>>> source. Indeed, these two sources can be excluded since OTB 5.0.0.
>>> I raised this point, because last time there was a discussion on the
>>> copyright of 6S code. We had given permission to use 6S code but it
>> lacks a
>>> proper OSI approved license. The original code is in fortran and we uses
>>> modified version (translated to C code).
>> What the exact text of the permission that was given?
> Sorry my bad. The problem was it doesn't have any license. So I think only
> possibility is to remove it.
It doesn't have a license, but you got some kind of permission from the
authors, what is that permission exactly? It may be sufficient.
> I can remove these sources after importing from upstream right? the license
> issue will not be imposed for the code in upstream and not the sources in
Use Files-Excluded in the debian/copyright file to remove files from the
upstream sources, make sure to set the repacksuffix option in
Have a look at the gdal package for example:
>> Is it be possible to get an exception for these sources?
>> If the custom license if DFSG compatible no exception is needed, if it's
>> not the files need to be removed or the package need to move to non-free.
>>> However, easiest solution is to remove the sources and deactivate them
>>> during build (Radiometry and SIFT features will be disabled). If an
>>> exception is possible with some sort of procedure/validation/review that
>>> can run in background as OTB 5.0 get ready for Debian.
> But SIFT has GNU LGPL here -
> so that could be included.
That should be fine yes.
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