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Bug#444061: marked as done (astrolog: Placalc code not distributable)

Your message dated Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:39:36 GMT
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and subject line astrolog has been removed from Debian, closing #444061
has caused the Debian Bug report #444061,
regarding astrolog: Placalc code not distributable
to be marked as done.

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Package: astrolog
Version: 5.40-3
Severity: serious
Justification: copyright

We don't have a license to be redistributing the Placalc code contained
in the placalc.{c,h} and placalc2.c source files.  Upstream says:

# The extended accurate ephemeris databases and formulas are from the
# calculation routines in the program "Placalc" and are programmed and
# Copyright (C) 1989,1991,1993 by Astrodienst AG and Alois Treindl The
# use of that source code is subject to regulations made by Astrodienst
# Zurich, and the code is not in the public domain. This copyright
# notice must not be changed or removed by any user of this program.

While Astrodienst AG and Alois Treindl may have given upstream
permission to use the code, that doesn't allow _us_ to redistribute it.

Upstream _does_ explicitly permit redistribution, modification, etc., of
the rest of the package.

Since we don't distribute the extended ephemeris database already,
removing these files from the source tarball has no effect on the
functioning of the program.

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Version: 5.40-3+rm

The astrolog package has been removed from Debian testing, unstable and
experimental, so I am now closing the bugs that were still opened
against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read
http://bugs.debian.org/361346 . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Marco Rodrigues

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