[Debichem-devel] cclib-data_1.0.1-1_i386.changes REJECTED

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Sun Jul 31 12:07:31 UTC 2011


On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 10:57:13AM +0000, Luca Falavigna wrote:
> Hi,
> several files are shipped with this notice:
>   ******************************************************                                                                           
>   *                PC GAMESS homepage:                 *                                                                           
>   * http://classic.chem.msu.su/gran/gamess/index.html  *                                                                           
>   *                      e-mail:                       *                                                                           
>   *               gran at classic.chem.msu.su             *                                                                           
>   *   This program may not be redistributed without    *                                                                           
>   * the specific, written permission of its developers.*                                                                           
>   ******************************************************
> Looking at the URL above, it is written that it is not possible to redistribute
> files to other parties, this makes it impossible for us to ship this software,
> even if we inserted it in non-free.

Those are OUTPUT files of that (proprietary) program, not the program
itself.  They are basically a test suite to see whether the scientific
data in those output files can be properly parsed by cclib.  No
proprietary program source code is shipped in cclib-data.

I understand ftp-masters are nervous to ship those (which are similar to
Powerpoint files e.g., albeit text-only and not standardized) in main,
but I really think they should be fine for non-free.


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