[MPlayer-dev-eng] non-free and undistributable files in tremor/
dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Jul 30 22:36:36 CEST 2006
On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 09:16:48PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 11:49:50AM +0200, Jindrich Makovicka wrote:
> > On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 02:51:50 +0200
> > Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > > Bad news everyone!
> > [...]
> > > * THE OggVorbis 'TREMOR' SOURCE CODE IS (C) COPYRIGHT 1994-2002
> > > * BY THE Xiph.Org FOUNDATION http://www.xiph.org/
> > > * ALL REDISTRIBUTION RIGHTS RESERVED.
> > >
> > > In other words, we have been distributing non-free and undistributable
> > > files since 2004-12-30 when Jindrich committed Tremor to CVS.
> > Holy cow. I just didn't expect such legal mines in a 1.0 release of a
> > codec which is proclaimed to be free (I know this is not an excuse).
> Well, as we have all learned right now, expectations are not good
> enough. It's a sad fact that you obviously didn't look over the files
> you committed, nor did anybody else. As I said before, it's a huge
> embarassment for all of us...
> > Ok, so we should immediately replace this stuff with the trunk to be on
> > the safe side - as Uoti and Roberto already pointed out, the diff will
> > contain mostly only these offending headers, and do the comparison with
> > lavc right afterwards.
> This has been done, so our Subversion tree is safe.
> I believe we may still have a problem, though. Our past releases
> contain undistributable files, yet we keep distributing them...
They're not undistributable; they're just missing the documentation
for distributability. The files are identical to the ones that are
distributable. Just add a supplemental text file alongside the
tarballs with the tremor license in it.
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