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Re: audio/faad2 redistribution
* On 2013-08-29 at 20:48 BST, Nicolas Thauvin wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:52:37 +0100
> Jonathan Perkin <jperkin%joyent.com@localhost> wrote:
> > Currently faad2 is marked as RESTRICTED, which matches the
> > audiocoding.com homepage which suggests that binary distributions are
> > not permitted due to patent issues.
> > However, Debian appear to include it in their main archive:
> > http://packages.debian.org/stable/faad
> > It seems unlikely that the Debian guys would make such a mistake, so
> > does the patent no longer apply or is something else going on? I'm
> > struggling to find any clear references for this, and would like to
> > make it unrestricted if possible.
> According to this thread in the Debian bug tracker, FSF says it is OK
> starting from faad2 version 2.6:
> The patent issue statement from the website is different from the README
> inside the distfile. The README warns about usage, not distribution of
> binaries: "Please note that the use of this software may require the
> payment of patent royalties."
Thanks, I think I read that bug report but the useful entries were
hidden. I've removed the restriction now.
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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