Bug#743489: license issues

Markus Wanner markus at bluegap.ch
Fri Apr 4 11:57:55 UTC 2014


On 04/04/2014 01:45 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> I've updated the copyright file using copyright-format 1.0 and included
> the licenses for the above.

Way cool, thanks. Uh... just... where did you do the update?

>> The link in the license of
>>  postgis-2.1.2\extras\ogc_test_suite\*
>> does not work anymore. Please also add the "license that your
>> organization has signed" to debian/copyright.
> These test cases are from the old Conformance Testing Procedure which
> has been superseded by the Compliance Testing Program.
> I cannot find the license text referred in the test case comments, but I
> assume the OpenGIS Simple Features for SQL test cases are licensed under
> the OGC Document Notice like the WFS and other tests are too.
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/document
> This license doesn't allow modification of the licensed works, making
> the works non-free.

Ouch. I'll notify upstream, I don't think that's their intent.

> I think the wisest course of action is to remove the ogc_test_suite in a
> repacked tarbal.

Yeah, for 2.1.2, that sounds like the best we can do.



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