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[opensuse-buildservice] Package License question
  • From: Filipe Fernandes <ocefpaf@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:19:57 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AC500DD.7090500@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello all,

I would like to create a package for szip, a compression software to be
used by hdf4/5 and netcdf. I know that it is free for non-comercial use.
Also, Fedora used to have this package in the past, but removed it from
their repositories.

I'm not sure what the OpenSuse policies are on this matter. Therefore
I'm copying the license below. Thank you all for the attention.

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SZIP Copyright and License Notice

The SZIP Science Data Lossless Compression Program is Copyright (C) 2001
Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM. All rights released.

Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Lowell H. Miles and Jack A. Venbrux.
Licensed to ICs, LLC, for distribution by the University of Illinois'
National Center for Supercomputing Applications as a part of the
HDF data storage and retrieval file format and software library
products package. All rights reserved. Do not modify or use for other
purposes.

SZIP implements an extended Rice adaptive lossless compression algorithm
for sample data. The primary algorithm was developed by R. F. Rice at
Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

SZIP embodies certain inventions patented by the National Aeronautics &
Space Administration. United States Patent Nos. 5,448,642, 5,687,255,
and 5,822,457 have been licensed to ICs, LLC, for distribution with the
HDF data storage and retrieval file format and software library products.
All rights reserved.

Revocable (in the event of breach by the user or if required by law),
royalty-free, nonexclusive sublicense to use SZIP decompression software
routines and underlying patents is hereby granted by ICs, LLC, to all users
of and in conjunction with HDF data storage and retrieval file format and
software library products.

Revocable (in the event of breach by the user or if required by law),
royalty-free, nonexclusive sublicense to use SZIP compression software
routines and underlying patents for non-commercial, scientific use only
is hereby granted by ICs, LLC, to users of and in conjunction with HDF
data storage and retrieval file format and software library products.

For commercial use license to SZIP compression software routines and
underlying patents, please contact ICs, LLC, at
Address: ICs, LLC, 2040 Warren Wagon Road, P.O. Box 2236
McCall, ID 83638
Phone: (208) 315-2877. Fax: (208) 634-7720.
Email: support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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