Removal of non-free files from repository

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at
Fri Aug 7 07:47:32 EDT 2015


On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Stefan van der Walt
<stefanv at> wrote:
> Hi, all
> Please refer to this Debian bug:
> It has been noted that the Lena image we distribute (even though we no
> longer use it ourselves anywhere) is not fully free.  In other words, Debian
> would be forced to release a version of scikit-image without it.
> I thought we could make their lives easier by simply removing the image from
> the main repository.  What do you think?  One question is whether we also
> remove ``data.lena``, or change it to return astronaut.

Good to retire Lena, but returning the astronaut from ``data.lena``
seems like a step too far ...

Raise an error from ``data.lena`?

See you,


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