On 01/04/2014 08:00 PM, Thorsten Alteholz wrote: > unfortunately I have to reject your package. > > I am afraid that files under the OGC license are not allowed to enter main. > Especially the paragraph: > No right to create modifications or derivatives of OGC documents is granted > > > pursuant to this license. However, if additional requirements (documented > > > in the Copyright FAQ) are satisfied, the right to create modifications or > > > derivatives is sometimes granted by the OGC to individuals complying with > > > those requirements. > does not comply with DFSG.
To my best understanding only the OGC Standards documents fall under the OGC Document Notice. http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/document Schemas and software are covered by the OGC Software Notice. http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/software The debian/copyright did not reflect this correctly by only including the standard OGC Document Notice which upstream includes as LICENSE file, but not the Software Notice linked within it. The first paragraph of the OGC Document Notice states that schemas and software fall under the Software Notice: Public documents on the OGC site are provided by the copyright holders under the following license. The software or Document Type Definitions (DTDs) associated with OGC specifications are governed by the Software Notice. The OGC Legal FAQ also explicitly states that schemas fall under the Software Notice: 1. Which statements apply to specifications, Web pages, and software? IPR Notice and Disclaimers  General web site copyright, trademark, and legal disclaimer statements. Document Notice  Information on reproducing OGC work including Adopted Implementation Standards, Abstract Specifications, and Recommendation Papers and other documentation. Software Notice  Information on using and modifying OGC standards.  http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/policies  http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/document  http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/software http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/legalfaq#Which 5.10 Is a schema or document definition (DTD) covered by the document or software terms? Schemas (and DTDs) are frequently part of our specifications and seemingly fall under the document copyright terms . However, as long as you do not use the same formal namespace or public identifier to identify that modified OGC schema/DTD (which might confuse applications), you may treat the schema/DTD under the software terms.  This means that you are permitted to make a derivative or modified OGC schema/DTD, but even under the software terms  you are obligated to include/retain the OGC copyright notice. We further appreciate a couple sentences regarding who made the modifications, when, and what changes were made in the original DTD -- a common software documentation practice. We expect to revisit this topic as metadata schemas become an increasingly important part of OGC specifications and as the metadata schema definition capabilities of XML and other XML technologies advance. http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/legalfaq#DTD The WFS tests are not explicitly mentioned as falling under the OGC Software Notice. So it can be argued that because they are conformance tests for the OGC Standards that OGC doesn't allow their modification. On the other hand the conformance tests are intended to be included in OGC compliant open source software, which is the reason for the more liberal OGC Software Notice. I've updated the packaging in the Debian GIS git repository to include the OGC Software Notice and use it for the schemas and tests: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-grass/tinyows;a=commitdiff;h=8f894dfa718f64fa71db745e166d741d414f0cbf#patch2 Do you consider the OGC Sofware Notice used in this change to comply with the DFSG? > So maybe you can move all OGC files to a non-free package? (Of course no > package in main may depend on it ...) If the OGC Software Notice is also considered non-free by DFSG standards, or if the tests are not to be considered to fall under the OGC Sofware Notice, I have little choice but to target (parts of) TinyOWS for non-free. > Thorsten Kind Regards, Bas -- GnuPG: 0xE88D4AF1 (new) / 0x77A975AD (old) _______________________________________________ Pkg-grass-devel mailing list Pkgfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-devel