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Re: Bug#681654: #681654 kstars-data-extra-tycho2: undistributable

> On Miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2012 17:35:44 Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> > 
> > if
> > 
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=681654#52
> > 
> > is correct and the issue is commercial use (and not nondistributability)
> > how about just moving kstars-data-extra-tycho2 to non-free instead of
> > having this bug delay wheezy release? You can always reintroduce it back
> > to main if the issue is solved.

Le Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 05:44:42PM +0000, Noel David Torres Taño a écrit :
> I agree, iff debian-legal agrees so

Hello everybody,

Here is the statement in 681654#52

  Catalogues available at CDS contain scientific data distributed
  for free, for a scientific usage.
  Companies including such data in their commercial products cannot
  charge their clients for the data. Furthermore, users must be informed
  of the origin of the data: this means an explicit reference to the service
  provided by the CDS and also to the original author(s) of each catalogue.

For me, it looks reminescent of the SIL Open Font License, which

  The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and
  redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves.

If one considers that in the statement in 681654#52, "cannot charge for the
data" means the same as "not sold by themselves" in the OFL, then it would be
consistent to keep kstars-data-extra-tycho2 in Debian, as SIL-OFL-licensed
works are allowed.

Have a nice Sunday,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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