Re: JPL Planetary Ephemeris DE405
The FTP masters are the final judge, but it looks fine to me. It is
basically free distribution with a requirement to change attributions if
Dave Hibberd <email@example.com> writes:
> Thanks for the response - I got in touch with Mr Folkner, and I received the following response:
> "We consider the ascii and binary ephemeris files the same SPICE
> kernels that have exactly the same information just in a different
> format. The ephemeris data are then released for public use under the
> following conditions;
> See especially sections on Kernels Distribution and Kernels
> Redistribution. The intent is to allow anyone to use or redistribute
> as long as the files/kernels are not modified."
> Under my reading of their terms, it feels like a free license we can
> distribute the files under - they permit use, redistribution and
> modification as the user sees fit, and are only looking to limit their
> liability for support of any modified code.
> Can anyone confirm or suggest why I may be wrong in this interpretation?
> Thanks in advance!
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2018, at 12:26 AM, Walter Landry wrote:
>> Hibby <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > What I'm here to clarify is that I can't see a license for the ascii
>> > files - I'm not sure if this fileset is something that anyone in
>> > debian-legal have come across, or have any advice on what license they
>> > may have been released under? I can't see anything on the JPL FTP server
>> > outside of the CD Notes from the original release . The contact
>> > detailed on them worked at JPL 21 years ago, and I don't reckon the
>> > email address is still active.
>> There is contact information at the bottom of
>> It references William Folkner. He published a paper in 2014, so he may
>> still be around.
>> Walter Landry