r35583 - in /packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian: changelog copyright

tille at users.alioth.debian.org tille at users.alioth.debian.org
Mon Mar 16 09:04:53 UTC 2009

Author: tille
Date: Mon Mar 16 09:04:53 2009
New Revision: 35583

URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-science/?sc=1&rev=35583
Enhanced copyright remark about the non-free data


Modified: packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/changelog
URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-science/packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/changelog?rev=35583&op=diff
--- packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/changelog (original)
+++ packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/changelog Mon Mar 16 09:04:53 2009
@@ -1,3 +1,11 @@
+r-cran-maptools (0.7.20-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+  * Further note to the copyright given in mail to the debian-science
+    list by the copyright holders of the critical data files which
+    make the package non-free
+ -- Andreas Tille <tille at debian.org>  Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:02:07 +0100
 r-cran-maptools (0.7.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Initial release (Closes: #515646).

Modified: packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/copyright
URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-science/packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/copyright?rev=35583&op=diff
--- packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/copyright (original)
+++ packages/R/r-cran-maptools/trunk/debian/copyright Mon Mar 16 09:04:53 2009
@@ -74,6 +74,38 @@
  any warranties. Please make sure to give proper credit when using
  them in any publications. Some of the data sets are purely illustrative
  and should not be used for substantive research."
+X-Comment: Additional quote from an e-mail to debian-science list:
+ see http://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2009/03/msg00056.html
+ .
+ Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:22:26 -0700
+ From: Julia Koschinsky <jkoschin at asu.edu>
+ To: Stuart Prescott <stuart+debian at nanonanonano.net>
+ Cc: debian-science at lists.debian.org, Andreas Tille <tillea at rki.de>,
+     Mark Hymers <ftpmaster at debian.org>, ...
+ Subject: Re: r-cran-maptools_0.7.16-1_i386.changes REJECTED (fwd)
+ .
+ Hi Stuart,
+ .
+ As far as we are concerned at the GeoDa Center, you're welcome to use
+ our sample data at http://geodacenter.asu.edu/sdata for all of the
+ purposes you mention, including sharing them with others, uploading
+ them on your local server for your students, listing them on your
+ personal website, simplifying the data, improving it, or other
+ educational uses. We appreciate listing the credit.
+ .
+ Our primary purpose for making the data available is for our tutorials
+ and software use. If you or others find them useful for other
+ purposes, please go ahead. Several of the sample datasets include ESRI
+ shapefiles and a lot of them are based on US Census data - we're not
+ sure what the legal restrictions are in this case but I can tell you
+ that as far as the GeoDa Center is concerned, anyone who wants to use,
+ add value, make available or any other use they see for our sample
+ data for non-commercial purposes is welcome to it.
+ .
+ Enjoy.
+ Julia
+X-Comment: In addition you might like to read
+ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/faq.html#38
 Files: inst/shapes/pointZ.*
 Copyright: Michael Toews

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