Copyright in public domain package
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I packaged nifiticlib, a software that is placed into the public domain.
The source package is available from mentors.d.n:
The previous version of the above package was rejected by ftp-masters because some
source code files contained a statement like: 'This is part of FSL' and a URL.
If one visits the URL it is obvious that FSL has a non-free license.
I talked to upstream and they replaced those statement with something
like the following to make their software acceptable for Debian main:
# The immv file was originally part of FSL - FMRIB's Software Library
# immv has now been placed in the public domain.
# Developed at FMRIB (Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance
# Imaging of the Brain), Department of Clinical Neurology, Oxford
# University, Oxford, UK
This should be unambiguous, correct?
One possible issue remains.
The source tarball contains a another header file with a copyright from
a different author (fsliolib/dbh.h). nifticlib upstream has permission
to republish this header file (as stated in the main header
What is the appropriate way to note this combination of licenses in the
package. Do I simply add this additional copyright to debian/copyright?
I'd be glad to hear your suggestions.
Thanks in advance,
GPG key: 1024D/3144BE0F Michael Hanke