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Re: scientific paper in package only in postscript form non-free?


On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:09:39AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Salvatore Bonaccorso asked:
> > I'm in the process of preparing a NMU for autoclass [1]. During
> > checking the package I encountered the two postscript files kdd-95.ps
> > and tr-fia-90-12-7-01.ps . Both are awailable from [2].
> > 
> > Can these be shipped in the source and binary package?
> > 
> >  [1] http://bugs.debian.org/614525
> >  [2] http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/tech/rse/synthesis-projects-applications/autoclass/autoclass-c/
> They're in the upstream source tarball, so I think they're covered
> by the current copyright statement
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/autoclass/current/copyright
> which isn't a licence that requires original source code (like GPL
> might IIRC) and arguably PS files are program source code anyway
> so I think I'd ship it in both.  Why do you think not?
> If we had an easier-to-use source code for the files, we should
> include that, but PS is OK.
> Hope that informs,

Yes that helps! Indeed I was unsure about the '... requires original
source code'-part. Thanks for clarification.


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