Reading CRANberries this morning I remembered that I’d never gotten around to packaging Amelia for Debian. So I dutifully filed my ITP and got to work on adapting the package to build with Debian, which thanks to Dirk’s hackery on R support in cdbs was pretty easy—copy over the
debian directory from my Zelig package, update the copyright file, fix up the control file, update the Debian changelog, fix a
lintian warning or two (FSF address in the copyright file), and it’s basically done.
Then I discovered that Amelia also throws in a couple of Tcl/Tk libraries. One, BWidget is already packaged, so all I had to do was delete the copy that’s installed by the Amelia package and add a dependency on it. The other is Combobox, the exact license of which follows:
completely, totally, free. I retain copyright but you are free to use the code however you see fit. Don’t be mean.
Yay. I get to play license negotiator again. I really love creating extra work I really don’t need for myself…