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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of s_rootines

From: Jaime E . Villate
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of s_rootines
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 11:30:58 +0000
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On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 10:23:35AM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Olivier van der Aa <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: s_rootines
> System name: hwwroot
> This package does NOT want to apply for inclusion in the GNU project
> This is a set of analysis \"root\"ines designed to be used for high energy 
> physics analysis in the context of searches. It heavly uses root 
> ( 
> It does not exist yet but I\'m working on it.

Hi Olivier,
As a High Energy physiscists myself, who will have to leave very soon to catch
a plane for a project group meeting at CERN, I'm very sorry to have to reject
your project. The reason is because of some restrictions in the ROOT license
that make it non-free. Your project would be free, and even GPL'ed, but people
who work with purely free systems such as Debian GNU/Linux could not use your
project because ROOT cannot be included in Debian GNU/Linux. I hope we can
someday convince ROOT maintainers to change their license.


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