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Beast2 is using copy of json non-free library

Hi Alexei,

I'm writing you on behalf of the Debian Med team since we would like to
package Beast2 as we also did with Beast - I guess I contacted you abou
this before.

Luckily we now have all preconditions packaged for Debian now and the
package builds but I noticed that you are using copies of the "evil"
JSON Java library.

The files in src/org/json are copyrighted under the non-free license of
json and the infamous clause: The Software shall be used for Good, not
Evil.  This is non-free because it adds a restriction for usage - even
worse the most stupid one I have ever seen since there is barely no
definition what is good and what might be evil.  Feel free to
refer to 


for details.

The good news is that there are two alternatives packaged for Debian

  libjson-java: http://json-lib.sourceforge.net
  libjson-simple-java: https://github.com/fangyidong/json-simple

which could hopefully serve as a replacement for the non-free code that
is currently shipped by Beast2.

Could you please comment about the chances to do this?

Kind regards



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