On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 14:20, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoel...@iem.at> wrote:
> On 2010-11-23 13:17, Alessio Treglia wrote:
>> Hi Burkhard,
>>
>> We've imported the sources of gmerlin_avdecoder from your CVS
>> repository and we've found another licensing issue:
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM,  <j...@users.alioth.debian.org> wrote:
>>> -Files: ./include/bgav_sem.h
>>> -Copyright: 1996-1997, HD Associates, Inc.
>>> -       2001-2010, Members of the Gmerlin project
>>> -License: BSD-4 and GPL-2+
>>> +Files: ./lib/os_inet_aton.c
>>> +Copyright: 1983, 1990, 1993, The Regents of the University of California
>>> +License: BSD-4
>>>  FIXME
>>
>> As reported above, the file lib/os_inet_aton.c [1] is licensed as
>> 4-clause BSD and it's not compatible with GPL-2.
>> Would you fix this?
>
>
> now that gmerlin seems to apporach the next release, this becomes an
> issue for use again.
>
> however, in an older email of mine i discovered:
>
>> - lib/os.c has the BSD-code moved away into lib/os_inet_aton.c (which
>> can be excluded by us)
>
> so we could just filter the lib/os_inet_aton.c out, patch the MakefileS
> to not build this file and be done
> (looking at the offending file it is totally protected by "ifndef
> HAVE_INET_ATON", and i think we can safely assume that we _do have_
> inet_aton, no?

Does having it sit in the source (and not build it) present any
problems? I don't think so, since the BSD-4 stuff does not mix with
the GPL-2 stuff.


-- 

Saludos,
Felipe Sateler

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