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Re: SAGA 2.2.7

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
<sebastic@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hi Johan,
> On 04/27/2016 12:50 PM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
>> In the mean time, there has been yet another release 2.2.7 which I
>> packaged now. Can you review and sponsor (as it will have to pass
>> through new).
> We'll need to add a 22x22 icon for compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8
> [0][1], my initial hicolor icon changes does not include that size.
> The no-symbols-control-file lintian issues also remain. Using
> pkgkde-symbolsbhelper is an option for C++ libraries, or add a lintian
> override for these because the library package names change along with
> the SONAME at every new upstream release.
> The separate library packages also make the saga-depends executable
> obsolete, and can be removed.
> The addition of GPL-3+ code is problematic, because the bulk of SAGA is
> distributed under the GPL-2 (v2 only) which is incompatible with the
> GPL-3+. [2] This caused a rejection of QGIS in the past. [3] The GPL-3+
> code needs to be relicensed upstream to GPL-2+ to be compatible with the
> GPL-2 code in SAGA.
> I've pushed some changes for the above, except the license issue. I've
> raised the issue your upstream bugreport [4], a new issue may be more
> appropriate. What do you think?

As a short term solution: I suggest we remove the library from that module.
I'm wondering if we should repackage or if we just omit the file from
the build (explaining it in d/copyright) and keep the file.

Kind Regards,

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