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

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 03:28:05PM +0100, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 02:49:42PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > 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
> > 
> >     freediams-extra-drugs_non-free-<version>.tar.gz
> > 
> > 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
> > license.
> > 
> > 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.
> This approach sounds very reasonable.

After Eric has said it is to much work for him to maintain two databases
which are used in parallel I wonder whether the following is feasible:
Have a small free database which can be replaced by a larger database
containing free and non-free data.  This should not make a lot of effort
but should guarantee that FreeDiams remains somehow usable from scratch
in Debian main.

I have no idea how much work the manual database creation process takes
but I guess some volunteer to help Eric would make him happy enough to
consider this for the extra free database.

Kind regards



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