Kaffeine 1.0 and Kubuntu

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Jul 21 18:59:34 BST 2010


On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:40:24 pm Jonathan Thomas wrote:
> On Wed 21 Jul 2010 12:32:59 pm Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:59:04 (CEST), Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > > smplayer almost certainly not, mplayer has licencing isues which
> > > prevent it being on the CD.
> > 
> > Could you please elaborate on these licensing issues? The package is in
> > universe and licensed under GPL. As maintainer of the package in debian
> > and upstream contributor, I'm really curious to learn about your
> > licensing concerns of mplayer.
> 
> It looks like it is and has always been in multiverse:
> https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mplayer
> 
> It also depends on libmp3lame0, which is in multiverse. (Not sure if that's
> the sole reason for its residence in multiverse or not)

Beyond that, even if the non-free depends could be dropped there is also:

libavcodec cannot be shipped on CDs (c.f. Ubuntu technical board resolution 
2007-01-02)

(this is embedded in the comments of multiple seeds)

Scott K



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