Re: License of ROOT: acceptable for non-free?
> Being unable to not fix security issues in a timely manner is a Bad
> Thing. We should not support, endorse or otherwise support such
> software. Not even in non-free (which is not part of Debian proper).
Just in case there's some confusion about the type of package, I believe "root"
is a C++ based scientific analysis package, a replacement for the older Fortran
based PAW and PAW++. It's published by Cern as part of Cernlib (I think).
It's an analysis package, analagous to Gnuplot. I don't think that it does any
network stuff at all, so I don't think that security is an issue.
Having this package in Debian would be a tremendous asset.
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