[Bug 372280] [NEW] please promote x264 and vlc from multiverse to universe

Launchpad Bug Tracker 372280 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 5 18:55:57 BST 2009

You have been subscribed to a public bug by Reinhard Tartler (siretart):

As per TB inquiry of today, I'm formally requesting to have the packages
x264 and vlc promoted to universe.

vlc is only in multiverse so that it can depend on x264. the latter is
in multiverse because it used to be in debian/non-free, but was removed
in the mean time completely.

both packages are distributed under GPL, which is confirming to the
ubuntu licensing policy. Quoting the meeting minutes:

== Codecs in ffmpeg ==

Reinhard Tartler asked whether, given the recent discussions about
ffmpeg codecs, the x264 package could be promoted from multiverse to
universe so that vlc and ffmpeg (without -debian) could be promoted as

Colin Watson confirmed that the distinction between the components was
purely a question of licence, not patents, and that a simple bug
subscribed to ubuntu-archive was sufficient to accomplish them.

** Affects: ubuntu
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

please promote x264 and vlc from multiverse to universe
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