On Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 05:00:17PM +0100, Thomas Jahns wrote:
> Package: libhdf5-7
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear Maintainer(s),
> since SZIP is essentially non-free, although the corresponding patents are no
> longer, and our share-holders wanted to use it in other libraries (libcdi) for
> another file format (GRIB), DKRZ provides a free implementation of the same
> algorithms at [1]. We'd like to see the library get used more widely.
> Regards, Thomas Jahns
> [1] https://www.dkrz.de/redmine/projects/aec/wiki/Downloads

But for packaging of libaec, it seems to me that it does not provide the same
API of szip, so a specific support is required in HDF5 at upstream level. 

Francesco P. Lovergine

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