[GRASS5] Licensing problem

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Oct 7 19:55:15 EDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 12:57:39PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> We need to:

> 	b)
> 	Temporarily remove r.agnps50 from GRASS and 
> 	move it into non-free until we can resolve this issue.
> 	Step i): Remove it from the release branch.

As both releasebranch_26_april_2002_5_0_0 and HEAD
are close to get into tarball releases I suggest to 
really move the files in the CVS repository into src.nonGPL.

If nobody objects I probably will more the

	directory ./src/raster/r.agnps50
	and the following files

	into src.nonGPL/agnps/

> 	Step ii): Contact the AGNPS people for clarification 
> 			of the copyright.
> 		 http://www.sedlab.olemiss.edu/agnps.html

I found out that the original source from Purdue
	AGNPS 1.1, see the link from 
contains a file called PERMISSION in the directory /programs/r.agnps
which contains emails that somehow allow the integration in GRASS, 
however there is no real license (permission to release the source
code as Free Software) which would be needed.

Here some quotes,
however follows up on this should certainly try to find
and contact Raghavan Srinivasan or Bernard Engel.

	From: James Darrell McCauley <mccauley at ecn.purdue.edu>

	From: srin at brcsun0.tamu.edu (Srin)
	To: mccauley at ecn.purdue.edu
	Subject: Re: GRASS and simulation models
	Date: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 20:36:19 -0600

	I don't have any problem of releasing agnps interface with grass,

	THanks and can you let me know if you are able to contribute to the
	GRASS community.
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