On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 08:51 +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote: > On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 23:10 -0400, Nathan A. Stine wrote: > > Or so I thought. > > > > Diego Biurrun marked it as non-free upstream, but I'd think Debian Legal > > should take a look at the license to make their own determination. > > Well, it's IMHO not non-free (as in not DFSG free) but it's definitely > GPLv2 incompatible because of the restriction in the patent license > (interesting here: if they didn't include a patent license nobody > would've complained although they had no official rights to use the > patents...). If your software is (L)GPLv2+ or v3 I guess everything is > fine, if it's LGPLv2 it's probably fine too. > > But you're right, Debian Legal should probably look at it as well. I've > already asked the ftp-masters to give their statement about the license > and compatibility with other licenses but they didn't answer yet.
FFmpeg states that it is available under (L)GPL2+. I suppose if the license does meet muster, adding VP8 support would necessarily mean that the entire work would be LGPLv2+ or GPLv3. I wouldn't see how that is a problem. We could just add another build option --enable-gplv3 and put libvpx under it as we do with swscale. Nathan A. Stine _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers