On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 03:41:32PM +0200, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 01:45:57PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > The inclusion of libgeotiff (which is included in debian gdal if
> > I'm not wrong) in fedora extras is blocked by a licencing issue that
> > may be relevant for debian.
> > It seems like some data included in libgeotiff is covered by:
> > http://www.epsg.org/CurrentDB.html#use
> > with
> > 3. The data may not be distributed for profit by any third party;
> > completed by
> > With regard to (3) above, the data may be included within proprietary
> > applications distributed on a commercial basis when the commerciality
> > is based on application functionality and not on a value ascribed to
> > the freely-distributed EPSG dataset.
> This is relevant. I would move those data into a non-free package a part.
> That would involve re-packaging the upstream tarball, of course.
That will be probably fixed by EPSG with re-licensing, by rumors...
BTW, it involves gdal, proj and possibly others.
Francesco P. Lovergine
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