[Bug 374900] Re: Libfaac not LGPL
mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 22 15:37:00 UTC 2011
Based on discussion in today's Technical Board meeting, and the content
of this bug, we understand the root issue to be, in summary:
There appears to be code in libfaac which (as an exception to the
prevailing license) is more restrictive than LGPL.
Accordingly, the following actions should be taken with respect to
- Its copyright file should be updated to accurately reflect the applicable license(s). Currently, it states that the whole thing is *GPL*(!)
- This makes it GPL-incompatible, so it should be treated as such (no derived works including GPL code)
- It can stay in multiverse
If we've misunderstood or overlooked some part of the issue, please let
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