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Re: RE : Re: OpenCASCADE re-licensing: a (desperate) call for help

On Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:32:01 +0200 Francesco Poli wrote:

> On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:46:11 -0600 Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
> > CEA is involved (probably from the start) in the SALOME development
> > (which is based on OpenCASCADE).
> Mmmh, this is something...
> Are CEA people aware that SALOME binaries are legally undistributable
> due to multiple licensing issues [1], among which the
> GPL-incompatibility of Open CASCADE Technology?
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/619662
> If they are aware, are they worried about these issues?
> Are they disappointed that salome got removed from Debian because of
> various RC bugs, among which its licensing issues?

News flash: it seems that SALOME is no longer [2] affected by the Open
CASCADE GPL-incompatibility (since SALOME is licensed under the GNU
LGPL and no longer links with GPL-licensed libraries).

[2] http://bugs.debian.org/680738

This means that there's one package less affected by the Open CASCADE
GPL-incompatibility (which is good!), but it could also mean that CEA
people are less likely to help in solving the GPL-incompatibility
itself, which still holds, unfortunately...

It's still true that SALOME was affected by this licensing issue in the
past and was removed from Debian due to multiple issues (including the
licensing ones). But the issue no longer affects the current SALOME...

 New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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