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[opensuse-packaging] License problem with Pythia 6
  • From: Thomas Zimmermann <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:18:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <5102988.YF2v5hponO@phobos>
I'm currently packaging some physics related software package. But after
sending a submit request to the science project, TheBlackHat has pointet me to
a license problem with one of the packages: pythia 6 (

), and asked me to write to this mailing list.

The problem is, that pythia 6 has no license, as is mentioned in this bug

My question to them about the license problem was answered as follows:

The comments provided to the ticket you mention still stand,
i.e. if you use common sense then we see no problem. Our definition
of common sense is reflected in the MCnet guidelines, see e.g.
Specifically, if you plan to redistribute the whole Pythia6 library
unmodified then we would not have any objections.

What do you think about this issue? Is it possible to package this library for

For me the devel projects were sth. like a staging area, where such problems
are solved after accepting the package. Therefore I haven't thought much about
this license issue before submitting the package...

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