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Re: math package maintainer for Debian

On 10/14/06, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> wrote:

On 14 October 2006 at 13:00, David Joyner wrote:
| Hello:
| I am part of a development team for a
| GPL'd math software package called SAGE. We could like

Which is at http://sage.scipy.org/sage but you didn't say that :)

| to ask a question of a contact person from the Debian team who
| deals with math packages. If such a person is reading this list
| (or if someone on this list knows of such a person), please


Is there a reason you can't ask directly here on the list where more eyeballs
will see it? Given how SAGE comprises deveral dozen packages so you'd have to
contact several maintainers anyway, several of which are likely to be
listening here.

A key component of Singular is now GPL'd, which means
that Singular could now be included in Debian.  Serious license
issues with Singular were discussed on a Debian list recently


(This is why this email is cross-posted to debian-legal). The obstruction
mentioned there to inclusion of Singular in Debian has now been resolved:

From: "Olaf Bachmann" <ADDRESS DELETED>
To: "William Stein" <wstein@gmail.com>
Received: by with HTTP; Fri, 13 Oct 2006 01:03:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: omalloc
Cc: singular@mathematik.uni-kl.de

Hi Wiliam,
sure, use and/or modify omalloc, no problem. @Singular team: I hereby ask
you to take away those special licensing restrictions of omalloc and to put
it under the same license as Singular.



We are also hopeful that Debian will consider distributing not
just Singular but SAGE as a Debian package. At this point though, we
are just requesting that the Debian team reconsider Singular.


Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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