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Re: Bug#875876: RFS: python-dtcwt/0.12.0-1

FYI, here is the interpretation of the license by the upstream author. I asked about it back when I did the initial release, and no issue was raised by the FTP team.


It would be nice to have this matter cleared once for all, as I don't want to have to justify my work on this package every time a different sponsor comes in.


On 16/09/17 12:32, Ghislain Vaillant wrote:
The copyright you quoted applies to the code from the original implementation in MATLAB.

This code is a complete rewrite in Python, so the original copyright should not apply. Not sure why this file is provided since the two code bases are different.

Anyway I am open to hear from a second opinion from d-legal.


Le 16 sept. 2017 11:20, "Herbert Fortes" <terberh@gmail.com <mailto:terberh@gmail.com>> a écrit :

    Hi Ghislain Vaillant,

     > Package: sponsorship-requests
     > Severity: normal
     > Dear mentors,
     > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "python-dtcwt"
     > * Package name    : python-dtcwt
     >   Version         : 0.12.0-1
     >   Upstream Author : Rich Wareham <rich.github@richwareham.com
     > * URL             : https://github.com/rjw57/dtcwt
     > * License         : BSD
     >   Section         : science

    Cc: debian-legal

    python-dtcwt is in Debian since 2015, but ORIGINAL_README.txt[0]
    file is a bit problematic. I need someone to do a second check on

    [0] -

    It is said:

    "This code is copyright and is supplied free of charge for research
    purposes only. In return for supplying the code, all I ask is that, if
    you use the algorithms, you give due reference to this work in any
    papers that you write and that you let me know if you find any good
    applications for the DT CWT. If the applications are good, I would be
    very interested in collaboration. I accept no liability arising from use
    of these algorithms."

      - ... free of charge for research only ...
      - ... all I ask is ... let me know if you find any good ...

    The package is BSD, but COPYING.txt file says:

    "This licence applies to any parts of this library which are novel
    in comparison
    to the original DTCWT MATLAB toolbox written by Nick Kingsbury and Cian
    Shaffrey. See the ORIGINAL_README.txt file for details on any further
    restrictions of use."

    It does not look to be in "main" to me.


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