[AstroPy] astropy in Debian, Scientific Linux?
Mon Apr 8 02:55:27 CDT 2013
Tom Aldcroft <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Sergio Pascual <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> * The Fedora legal team reviewed the SOFA license and they considered it
>> * I wrote the SOFA board asking for a license change, they did not answered
>> my request
>> * I think the situation in Debian is different
I am afraid that it is not. Althought I could manage to push it into the
Debian repository , I would consider this a time bomb. Opinions about
what is considered to be free do not differ much between Debian and
Fedora, so I expect an RC bug mentioning the non-free status of the
library, followed by its removal (and the removal of all dependent
packages as DS9, AST, and soon astropy).
> I wonder if it might be worth trying again with SOFA. Things are a
> little different now since at this point there are real users that are
> unable to use our (and their) software because of their license. This
> is very frustrating.
> I wonder if we could organize a petition in support of modifying the
> SOFA license to something more consistent with typical community
> standards. I mean the IAU is supposed to be representing and
> benefiting astronomers, no?
I would sign for sure :-)
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