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Re: Bug#656573: RM: freediams -- ROM; Non-free data used in package

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 02:38:17PM +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:01:56AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > Which versions are affected?  All?  (In which case you might need to
> > > contact the stable release managers to get the removed from Squeeze, too).
> > In CC.
> squeeze doesn't have a master.db.  As for the other drugs/*.db I don't think
> they are actually copyrightable (at least in the US, being a database
> collection of public information).

The overworked debian/copyright file for the freediams package can be
viewed here:


Please seek for "drugs/master.db" to find the relevant licensing
information about the compilation of data.  As far as I understand
upstream upstream the database in the old version is featuring the same
data sources in older version (but unlikely with different licenses).

In case the version in Squeeze would be considered free also all
other versions are free (which would be *really* good news).  So
please, please prove me wrong in my opinion that this database is
not distributable.  I'm specifically concerned about:

 3) French drugs database and drug-drug interaction (starting point): http://afssaps-prd.afssaps.fr/php/ecodex
    License: free for non commercial use © AFSSAPS
    License terms: http://www.afssaps.fr/Mentions-legales

 6) Eudapharm drugs database partially used
    License terms: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/regulation/general/general_content_000178.jsp&jsenabled=true
      In particular, unless otherwise stated, the Agency, according.
      to current European Union and international legislation1, is the owner of.
      copyright and database rights of this website and its contents.
      Information and documents made available on the Agency's webpages are public.
      and may be reproduced and/or distributed, totally or in part, irrespective of the.
      means and/or the formats used, for non-commercial and commercial purposes, provided
      that the Agency is always acknowledged as the source of the material. Such
      acknowledgement must be included in each copy of the material.

I suggested upstream to provide a completely free database and an
additional non-free database but he did not agreed to this

Kind regards


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2012/01/msg00194.html


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