[Pkg-jed-sl-modules] Bug#422537: cfitsio3: GPL/PD but includes GPL compress.c from gzip

Justin Pryzby justinpryzby at users.sourceforge.net
Sun May 6 20:51:38 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 06, 2007 at 10:05:37PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Justin Pryzby a écrit :
> > Package: libcfitsio2, libcfitsio3, slang-cfitsio, libgdal1-1.3.2
> > # apt-cache rdepends output
> > # kst-plugins is gpl
> > # fv is written by the same guy as fitsio so..
> > 
> > It's unclear to me why/that/if it's allowed for cfitsio to include GPL
> > compress.c from gzip, when it is not itself GPL.  In particular, it
> > isn't clear why it's allowed for packages which depend on fitsio to be
> > distributed under a license other than GPL (modulo exceptions from the
> > zlib people).
> > 
> Well the License.txt file from upstream is actually clear:
Great.  This is considerably more clear than I anticipated.

I think this still means that the 2 other packages need to be
relicensed (or removed, or an exception made by gzip authors), no?


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