[OSGeo-Standards] Please review: Open Letter asking to avoid format fragmentation in LiDAR standards

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 11 02:02:09 PDT 2015

On 11-09-15 10:50, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
> <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 11-09-15 10:34, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
>>> Is there any news on the FastAC issue? Perhaps the author should be
>>> contacted again?
>>> It would be nice to get LASzip support in Debian+derivatives.
>> I have personally given up hope for a resolution to this problem.
>> The lack of activity in the libLAS project in general and recommended
>> move to PDAL make me more hopefull that PDAL won't repeat this mistake
>> for its LAZ support. See:
>> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/liblas-devel/2015-August/001605.html
>> PDAL still needs to be packaged for Debian and its derivatives though:
>> https://bugs.debian.org/797126
> PDAL (optionally) relies on laszip for laz read/write support.

That's a shame. Still no LAZ support with Free Software.

Maybe the FastAC authors just need some funding to dedicate time to the
relicensing. They were very willing, but just seem to lack the resources
to do it now.

Kind Regards,


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