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Re: question about data used in a program

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 22:30:23 -0400 (EDT),
<fbrian@nac.net> wrote:
[ GPLed program which uses public domain data]
> Should/can the data be packaged as a seperate package with it being a
> dependency with the program.  Can the data be released in debian main?
> Another possibility the author said he would do is have the program collect
> this data (star catalogs) from the Nasa site at run time.
vectoroids (a game package that is already in Debian) has exactly
the same situation.  It is under GPL and contains a Jupiter photo
by NASA.  It is not separated.

Oohara Yuuma <oohara@libra.interq.or.jp>
Debian developer
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