[Python-modules-team] Comments regarding python-scipy_0.14.0-1_amd64.changes

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 7 19:06:32 UTC 2014

On 25.06.2014 19:19, Julian Taylor wrote:
> On 06.06.2014 22:27, Julian Taylor wrote:
>> On 03.06.2014 15:59, Julian Taylor wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Thorsten Alteholz
>>> <ftpmaster at ftp-master.debian.org> wrote:
>>>> Dear Maintainer,
>>>> can you please explain why files containing such text:
>>>> (scipy-0.14.0/scipy/io/tests/data/*.sav)
>>>>  NOTICE:
>>>>   IDL Save/Restore files embody unpublished proprietary information
>>>>   about the IDL program. Reverse engineering of this file is therefore
>>>>   forbidden under the terms of the IDL End User License Agreement
>>>>   (IDL EULA). All IDL users are required to read and agree to the
>>>>   terms of the IDL EULA at the time that they install IDL.
>>>>   Software that reads or writes files in the IDL Save/Restore format
>>>>   must have a license from ITT Visual Information Solutions
>>>>   explicitly granting the right to do so. In this case, the license
>>>>   will be included with the software for your inspection. Please
>>>>   report software that does not have such a license to
>>>>   ITT Visual Information Solutions (info at ittvis.com).
>>>> can be added to main?
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>  Thorsten
>>> the implementation that reads these files (scipy/io/idl.py) contains
>>> following statement:
>>> # This code was developed by with permission from ITT Visual Information
>>> # Systems. IDL(r) is a registered trademark of ITT Visual Information Systems,
>>> # Inc. for their Interactive Data Language software.
>>> I'll check with upstream if they have more detailed documentation on
>>> the extent of the permission.
>> Hi,
>> I have also asked debian-legal for advice. The thread is here:
>> https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2014/06/msg00001.html
>> Upstream pretty much has the same opinion as Steve that the EULA is
>> likely not valid and not a reason to remove the code.
>> Details on the permission mentioned in the source have not shown up yet.
>> I guess it is you the ftp-masters who will have to decide whether this
>> is ok for main?
>> Is there anything more you need before you can make a decision?
>> Cheers,
>> Julian
> any news on the decision?

ping, is this still in discussion or what is causing the delay?

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