[Pkg-scicomp-devel] ufc_1.1.2-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Johannes Ring johannr at simula.no
Thu May 28 07:45:40 UTC 2009

Hi Mike,

On Tue, May 26, 2009 14:29, Mike O'Connor wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:18:14PM +0200, Johannes Ring wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am close to fix the missing licenses/copyright issues with UFC but I
>> am
>> wondering how to deal with the file doc/manual/eps/insertion.eps from
>> the
>> upstream source [1]. The file is generated by ESP Ghostscript as stated
>> in
>> the header:
>>   %%Creator: ESP Ghostscript 81504 (epswrite)
>> Only part of the file is copyrighted by artofcode LLC:
>>   % This copyright applies to everything between here and the
>> %%EndProlog:
>>   % Copyright (C) 2004 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
>> No license is specified, however, ESP Ghostscript is AFAIK licensed
>> under
>> GNU GPL v2 (see [2]). Is this the right license to specify for
>> insertion.eps? Can I add something like this to debian/copyright:
> The copyright of ghostscript is of no matter here.  Just as the fact
> that emacs is GPL doesn't have any effect on code I create using emaics,
> neither does the fact that ghostscript is GPL.
> You should be asking the copyright holder or the upstream for this
> software about a license for this file.

I asked one of the upstream authors, Anders Logg, about this file and he
said that he had drawn that eps figure by himself in Inkscape and that I
could use whatever license that fits best with Debian. Does this sound
okay with you?

Best regards,


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