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Re: Bug#694632: Bug#684039: ITP: prime-phylo -- Bayesian estimation of gene trees taking the species tree into account

Hi Erik,

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 02:37:30PM +0100, Erik Sjölund wrote:
> I followed your suggestion and changed the license short name to "MTL".

> Regarding the file
> src/cxx/libraries/prime/beep2blas.hh
> when I started packaging Prime I tried to investigate where the file
> content came from.
> In the file the following text could be read:
>   /*--------------------------------------------------------
>     Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms for C/C++
>     Version 1.0
>     Matthew E. Gaston
>     May 6, 1998
>     ----------------------------------------------------------*/
> I searched google for that text and saw that the file had its origin
> from the file
> $ wget --quiet http://osl.iu.edu/download/research/mtl/mtl-2.1.2-22.tar.gz
> $ tar tvfz mtl-2.1.2-22.tar.gz | grep mtl/blas_interface.h
> -rw-r--r-- pgottsch/research   3534 2005-07-05 17:11
> mtl-2.1.2-22/mtl/blas_interface.h
> I added the license text from the file
> $ tar tvfz mtl-2.1.2-22.tar.gz | grep -i license
> -rw-r--r-- pgottsch/research 3096 2005-06-02 19:01 mtl-2.1.2-22/license.mtl.txt
> to the files
> debian/copyright
> src/cxx/libraries/prime/beep2blas.hh
> Maybe I shouldn't have copied the license text?

Copying the license text is correct.  However, your debian/copyright says:

Files: src/cxx/libraries/prime/beep2blas.hh
Copyright: 2002 - 2007 The Maxtrix Template Library authors
           2007 - 2012 Bengt Sennblad<bengt.sennblad@ki.se>
License: MTL


License: MTL
 Copyright (c) 2001-2005 The Trustees of Indiana University. All rights reserved.
 Copyright (c) 1998-2001 University of Notre Dame. All rights reserved.
 Authors: Andrew Lumsdaine, Jeremy G. Siek, Lie-Quan Lee
 This file is part of the Matrix Template Library

According to DEP5 the Copyright field should be attached to the Files and here
you give some additional and even conflicting information as free text in the
license paragraph.  The relation between

   "The Maxtrix Template Library authors"  and
   "Bengt Sennblad<bengt.sennblad@ki.se>"  and 
   "The Trustees of Indiana University"    and
   "University of Notre Dame"              as well as
   "Andrew Lumsdaine, Jeremy G. Siek, Lie-Quan Lee"

remains unclear.  My reading of the copyright would be:

Files: src/cxx/libraries/prime/beep2blas.hh
Copyright: 2001-2005 The Trustees of Indiana University. All rights reserved.
           1998-2001 University of Notre Dame. All rights reserved
                     Andrew Lumsdaine, Jeremy G. Siek, Lie-Quan Lee
           2007-2012 Bengt Sennblad <bengt.sennblad@ki.se>
License: MTL

which specifies former authors and the later changes done by Bengt Sennblad.

The specification of the "License: MTL" paragraph should come without the
extra Copyright information in the beginning - all else is fine.

Kind regards



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