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Re: Bug#694418: ITP: fits -- Java library for the I/O handling of FITS files

Hi Ole,

thanks a lot for your reply!

Am 26.11.2012 17:10, schrieb Olе Streicher:
> Hi Florian,
> Florian Rothmaier <frothmai@ari.uni-heidelberg.de> writes:
>> * Package name    : fits
>> [...]
>> * License         : public-domain
> Some short comments:
> * I would not name the (source) package "fits" since this is too short
>   and misleading (I would expect a generic fits handling package there,
>   not a java specific one). Since it is a java package, "fits-java" or
>   "libfits-java" (the same as your library package) would IMO fit better.

Concerning the short and misleading name of the source package, I
completely agree with you.

If I correctly understand the Debian Policy for Java, Java lib packages
must be named libXXX[<version>]-java, where the version part is optional
and XXX is the source package name (something w/o "-java" at the end).

Moreover, I noted there is already a package named "cfitsio3" in stable,
so maybe a better name for my package would be "jfits" => "libjfits-java"
or "jfitsio" => "libjfitsio-java".

> * Since the original code is under PD, would you consider to put the
>   Debian package under a less restrictive license than GPL?

I sent a mail to debian-legal to ask which license should be chosen
for debian/* in case the sources are in the public domain.

> * I would announce the ITP also in the debian-java mailing list, and
>   also ask for review and sponsorship in all three lists (mentors,
>   science, java).
> Cheers
> Ole


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