Debian Bug report logs - #647060
RFP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org>

Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 01:42:11 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#647060; Package wnpp. (Sun, 30 Oct 2011 01:42:14 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:28:15 +0100
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Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org>

* Package name    : openscad-mcad
  Version         : 0 (unreleased yet)
  Upstream Author : quite a bunch
* URL             : http://reprap.org/wiki/MCAD
* License         : LGPL2.1 (and some more)
  Programming Lang: OpenSCAD
  Description     : library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software

 The MCAD library is a collection of modules and functions for OpenSCAD. It
 contains boxes, gears, screws, and several generic shapes.
 .
 The library is a kind of a standard library for OpenSCAD.

the package is technically ready, but quite a mess on the copyright
side; plus, upstream has not yet decided how to do releases. i'm
packaging it anyway as it will be included in the next openscad release
(itp bug 583476), and i stripped it out in favor of a Recommends: to
openscad-mcad.

with copyright, there are several issues:

* the "base library" (the library is really just a collection of useful
  files) doesn't clearly state an author. (although it can be deduced
  from git logs and package website.)

* some files don't mention original copyright holders (constants.scad,
  math.scad). i'd be tempted to attribute them to the base library
  author, but then why should they use another license? (plus, the base
  library author's other files are cleanly labelled.)

  it could be argued that they don't reach the required threshold of
  originality, but i'd have to ask -legal about the implications of
  that.

* some files don't mention licenses, just copyright (polyholes.scad,
  teardrop.scad).

* some files mention incomplete licenses ("Creative Commons" is not a
  license (involute_gears.scad), neither is "BSD" (boxes.scad), and
  neither "public domain" (at least where i live, but at least it is
  clear what the author means; trochoids.scad))

for the time being, a basic package is uploaded at debian mentors[1].

[1] http://mentors.debian.net/package/openscad-mcad
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Bug#647060; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:41:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 647060@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: openscad-mcad: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:14 +0200
retitle 647060 RFP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software
noowner 647060
tag 647060 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of openscad-mcad back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting openscad-mcad, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 647060 ITP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software
 owner 647060 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <647060@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software' from 'ITP: openscad-mcad -- library for the OpenSCAD 3D modeling software' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:58:54 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:58:55 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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