|Summary:||Review Request: cdf - The NASA Common Data Format implementation|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Susi Lehtola <susi.lehtola>|
|Component:||Package Review||Assignee:||Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||alexis.jeandet, fedora-package-review, lkundrak, notting, tcallawa|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-05-27 20:45:34 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Susi Lehtola 2009-04-07 09:59:43 UTC
Spec URL: http://theory.physics.helsinki.fi/~jzlehtol/rpms/cdf.spec SRPM URL: http://theory.physics.helsinki.fi/~jzlehtol/rpms/cdf-3.2.4-1.fc10.src.rpm Description: The Common Data Format (CDF) is a self-describing data format for the storage and manipulation of scalar and multidimensional data in a platform- and discipline-independent fashion. When one first hears the term "Common Data Format" one intuitively thinks of data formats in the traditional (i.e. messy/convoluted storage of data on disk or tape) sense of the word. Although CDF has its own internal self describing format, it consists of more than just a data format. CDF is a scientific data management package (known as the "CDF Library") which allows programmers and application developers to manage and manipulate scalar, vector, and multi-dimensional data arrays. The irony of the term "FORMAT" is that the actual data format which CDF utilizes is completely transparent to the user and accessible through a consistent set of interface (known as the "CDF Interface") routines. Therefore, programmers are not burdened with performing low level I/O's to physically format and unformat the data file. This is all done for them automatically. rpmlint output: cdf.src: W: invalid-license CDF cdf.x86_64: W: invalid-license CDF cdf.x86_64: W: no-soname /usr/lib64/libcdf.so cdf-debuginfo.x86_64: W: invalid-license CDF cdf-devel.x86_64: W: no-documentation cdf-devel.x86_64: W: invalid-license CDF 4 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 6 warnings.
Comment 1 Susi Lehtola 2009-04-07 10:01:17 UTC
Blocking FE-LEGAL due to Copyright: Copyright 2008 Space Physics Data Facility NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center This software may be copied or redistributed as long as it is not sold for profit, but it can be incorporated into any other substantive product with or without modifications for profit or non-profit. If the software is modified, it must include the following notices: - The software is not the original (for protectiion of the original author's reputations from any problems introduced by others) - Change history (e.g. date, functionality, etc.) This copyright notice must be reproduced on each copy made. This software is provided as is without any express or implied warranties whatsoever.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-04-07 15:40:33 UTC
Sorry Jussi, this license is poorly worded and non-free. NASA can put a man in space, but they can't seem to write a good FOSS license (they have a history of writing bad ones).
Comment 3 Lubomir Rintel 2009-04-07 17:37:43 UTC
So, at this point review may seem pointless. Jussi, are you going to talk to them about the license? To me it seems that they didn't willingly make the software non-free and that they may agree to relicensing under the terms of 3-clause BSD or MIT license.
Comment 4 Susi Lehtola 2009-04-07 18:01:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #3) > So, at this point review may seem pointless. Jussi, are you going to talk to > them about the license? To me it seems that they didn't willingly make the > software non-free and that they may agree to relicensing under the terms of > 3-clause BSD or MIT license. Yeah, there's no point in doing the review if the license is not compatible. I contacted upstream about the license issue.
Comment 5 Susi Lehtola 2009-05-27 20:45:34 UTC
Ugh, no reply. Closing as deferred. If the license changes this can be picked up.
Comment 6 Alexis Jeandet 2015-11-26 13:03:43 UTC
Hi, I contacted the cdf developers, they told me that they are really in favor of an open source license but they have to deal with lawyer stuff... So we can expect to get the lib cdf with a compatible license soon. Best regards, Alexis.