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Re: FreeDiams 0.6.0 - excluding drugs database for the package ?

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 02:37:14PM +0100, Eric MAEKER wrote:
> > It conflicts with DFSG[1] item 6. because it discriminates commercial
> > use - for instance a doctor who wants to use it in his practice (no
> > idea whether this interpretation is really correct, thought).
> Ok so the idea is to remove the master.db from the source package and create inside the app a data package manager that will download non-free data from my personnal server. No ?

Not really.  If I undrestand correctly FreeDiams need some database.
You build a database which is created from data which are distributed
under a DFSG free license and ship it with FreeDiams.  Please make sure
the complete license text and the original documentation will be
provided inside the tarball (and as I mentioned some notes about the
creation process).

All other databases which are in conflict with DFSG (non-commercial,
exclusive academic , whatever) should be provided in a separate
source tarball, say


and also here make sure to quote the license text from the original
location.  This is not only important for Debian - it is for every other
user and specifically for you as author to be very clear about the

We might package this as freediams-extra-drugs Debian package in
Debian non-free and might do a

    Suggests: freediams-extra-drugs

inside the freediams package.

Kind regards



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