Problem with LARGE files
I am currently finishing work on a program which can be used to
identify a group of mathematical structures. I would like to release
it under the GPL. However building the program involves applying a
lossy compression algorithm to around 400GB of data files, turning
them into about 50MB.
I could possibly write a program which, using this 50MB could back
the 400GB data set I have on my hard disc, but this would probably
take around four months to run.
Would it be reasonable to request someone had to spend £100 on an
external hard disc and postage if they wanted to request the "source"
to my program? and is there any way I could ever get such a program
into Debian? Perhaps a different license?
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