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Bug#572458: ITP: hbaapi -- SNIA HBAAPI library

Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Hi Bernd,
> On Friday 05 Mar 2010 05:15:04 Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>> Couldn't find the complete license on the homepage. There is one on
>>> Fedora: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/SNIA_Public_License
>> If I remember right that license information is based on some post of one
>> of the authors on some mailinglist, or something similar. If necessary I
>> can dig for it. 
> That will be great. At the moment, I can't find any other place for the 
> license. The links mentioned in the source code are invalid.

If I remember it was in the mail archives on sourceforge...

>> Also I think the code is not really maintained.
> Yes, There does not seem to be any update since 2002. To start with, I will 
> just look at what Fedora has done and do the same.

Probably just take the Fedora package as uptsream, that should also fix
licensing questions. The real upstream is dead, so it would even make sense to
contact the fedora people to talk about maintaining/developing it together.

>> The other thing you should do is to provide a hbaapi-source package, as
>> hbaapi is necessary for thinkgs like hbaping, which needs proprietary
>> binary libraries to be useful with some FC cards. Having a -source image
>> would make it more easy to build appropriate packages, may be for
>> non-free.
> Yes, sure.



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